[2023-05-04 - Added WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study-2 Data File Training Manual]
The WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study–2 (WIC ITFPS-2) (also known as the “Feeding My Baby Study”) is a national, longitudinal study that captures data on caregivers and their children who participated in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) around the time of the child’s birth. The study addresses a series of research questions regarding feeding practices, the effect of WIC services on those practices, and the health and nutrition outcomes of children on WIC. Additionally, the study assesses changes in behaviors and trends that may have occurred over the past 20 years by comparing findings to the WIC Infant Feeding Practices Study–1 (WIC IFPS-1), the last major study of the diets of infants on WIC. This longitudinal cohort study has generated a series of reports. These datasets include data from caregivers and their children during the prenatal period and during the children’s first five years of life (child ages 1 to 60 months).