Methods: Maternity Care Practices
Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey
CDC’s 2022 mPINC survey is now closed. We would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to all the hospitals that submitted their 2022 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.
La encuesta de los CDC sobre las mPINC del 2022 ha finalizado. Nos gustaría expresar un GRAN AGRADECIMIENTO a todos los hospitales que completaron la encuesta del 2022 sobre las mPINC. Ahora se están depurando los datos y luego comenzará el análisis. Consulte este sitio para ver las noticias más recientes.
In 2007, CDC administered the first Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) survey to every facility in the United States and territories that routinely provided maternity care services.
The initial survey established measures of practices and policies related to breastfeeding that are implemented at hospitals providing maternity care. CDC administered the survey every other year from 2007 to 2015 to monitor and examine changes in practices over time. After the 2015 administration, CDC redesigned the survey to reflect changes in maternity care practices that had occurred over the past decade. The redesigned survey launched in 2018.
Each survey year we screen hospitals by telephone. We contact the mother-baby nurse manager or the manager of the labor and delivery unit to help identify the best person to complete a survey that includes questions about infant nutrition, such as breastfeeding, using formula to feed healthy newborns, and feeding routines. Because we follow this process each time that we administer a new survey, the person identified to receive the survey one year is not necessarily the person identified to receive the survey in a later cycle.
It is extremely important for the validity of the survey that we follow the same protocol to identify survey recipients at each hospital as described above.