From 2006-2020, the CDC Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and the USBC co-hosted this series to bring together breastfeeding coalitions to share best practices and news and to network and collaborate on issues of national significance.
CDC's Survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC): Practical Applications of the Data
Katherine Shealy, MPH, IBCLC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC's biennial mPINC survey measures infant feeding practices in health care settings. The survey is sent to every U.S. registered birthing facility. The mPINC Benchmark Reports and State Reports provide facilities and states with their own mPINC data and highlight specific opportunities to improve mother-baby outcomes in order to more successfully meet national quality standards in perinatal care. Participants will learn how state health departments and breastfeeding coalitions can use data from the first three mPINC surveys to facilitate their work with hospitals and birth centers in improving breastfeeding care.