Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey

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CDC’s 2018 national survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) is currently in the field. ALL hospitals with maternity services in the United States and Territories have been contacted at least once.

When contacting hospitals, an initial screening call is placed to determine if the hospital is eligible to participate and, if eligible, the hospital is sent an email with a link to complete the survey. Of facilities that have received their survey, less than half have submitted their responses. If you were contacted to complete the survey and do not believe you have received it yet, please remember to look for an e-mail from Please check your junk e-mail folder, too.

Please share this information with your partners who may wish to reach out to hospitals in their communities to encourage them to participate in the survey.  Periodic updates on the screening process will be available here and through the US Breastfeeding Committee’s (USBS’s) Weekly Wire.

CDC mPINC Hospital Survey. Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care

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. View the mPINC state reports to learn more about your state’s strengths in providing hospital-based breastfeeding support as well as the areas in need of improvement.