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This literature review was conducted to explore the impacts doulas have on breastfeeding initiation and continuation in the Black population. Black women’s breastfeeding and continuation is exceptionally low compared to white women and other races and ethnicities. Six journal articles were used to examine the relationships that doulas have on breastfeeding initiation and continuation in black communities. There was an array of study designs found throughout the articles to help support the doula and breastfeeding relationship in Black women. The results of this literature review were preliminarily positive, but more evidence is required to firmly establish the positive impact of doulas on breastfeeding initiation and continuation among Black mothers.
Holland, Delaney C., "The Impact of Doulas on Breastfeeding in Black Women: a Literature Review" (2023). Capstone Experience. 272.