eBaby Project

Location: Mississippi


Background: The eBaby Phase I project’s goal was to create, pilot-test, and disseminate the eBaby4u website and nine parenting videos to optimize breast-feeding and other recommend infant feeding behaviors among resource-limited minority teen/young mothers. The eBaby Phase II project was a multi-method study of infant feeding behaviors and internet use among rural and resource-limited minority teen/young mothers.

Research Highlights:

Ragsdale, K., McDoom-Echebiri, M., & Harper, S.K. eBaby Phase II Results: Use of Online/ Other Infant Care Resources among Minority Teen/Young Mothers in Rural Mississippi. Accepted Oral Presentation. 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 31-November 4, 2015.

Ragsdale, K., Read-Wahidi, M.R., Harper, S.K., & Reid, A. Can Mobile-Responsive Resources Help Optimize Infant Feeding Outcomes Among Rural Minority Teen Mothers? Results from the eBaby Phase II Survey. Oral Presentation. 144th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 29-November 2, 2016

My Baby Is Stressing Me Out!” YouTube video. 


Mississippi State University

Social Science Research Center

1 Research Blvd #102A

Starkville, MS 39759

Email: genderimpactslab@ssrc.msstate.edu