Breastfeeding-Related Maternity Practices at Hospitals and Birth Centers -- United States, 2007

June 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;6/13/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 23, p621
The article provides the results from 2,687 hospitals and birth centers in the first survey of breastfeeding-related maternity practices conducted in the U.S. The first national Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey indicated that a substantial proportion of facilities used maternity practices that are not evidence-based and are known to interfere with breastfeeding. These findings suggest that the need for hospitals and birth centers to implement changes in maternity practices that support breastfeeding.


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