Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC™) Survey

The CDC mPINC Survey

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CDC’s national survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) assesses maternity care practices and provides feedback to encourage hospitals to make improvements that better support breastfeeding. About every 2 years, CDC invites all hospitals across the country to complete the mPINC survey. The questions focus on specific parts of hospital maternity care that affect how babies are fed.

How Can mPINC Data Be Used?

Doctors, nurses, and hospital administrators can use mPINC data to improve care practices and policies to better support their maternity patients. CDC sends a report to every participating hospital showing specific changes they can make to support breastfeeding mothers.

State health departments and other stakeholders can use mPINC data to work together with partner agencies, organizations, policy makers, and health professionals to improve evidence-based maternity care practices and policies at hospitals in their state.

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About the Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC)™ trademark: The mPINC trademark (word and logo) are owned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the United States. An organization’s participation in CDC’s mPINC survey does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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