Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey
We would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to all the hospitals that submitted their 2020 mPINC survey. The data are now being cleaned and then analysis will begin. Check back here for updates or sign up for our CDC-mPINC-UPDATE listserv where we send out periodic updates about the status of the survey. If you would like to sign up, please email mPINC@cdc.gov with your name and email address.
The CDC mPINC Survey
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.