Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey
The 2020 mPINC survey will include all hospitals in U.S. states and territories that provide maternity care services. Similar to past surveys, screening phone calls will be made to hospitals on a rolling basis. These screening phone calls will be used to (1) determine whether a hospital is eligible to complete the survey, and (2) obtain the email address for the best point of contact to email a hospital-specific link to the survey. The survey will be online only. Learn more.
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.