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Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey

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Hospital routines can help or hinder new mothers and babies while they’re learning to breastfeed. Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) is a national survey of maternity care practices and policies that is conducted by the CDC. The survey is administered to all hospitals and birth centers with registered maternity beds in the United States and Territories.

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Learn about the mPINC Survey
The mPINC survey measures breastfeeding related policies and practices, showing facilities their strengths as well as areas that need improvement.

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Maternity Care Practices and Breastfeeding
Evidence shows that several specific practices in birth facilities [PDF-710Kb] can significantly affect breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity.

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mPINC Results
Despite slight improvements, birth facilities in most states are not providing maternity care that is fully supportive of breastfeeding.

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