Survey: Maternity Care Practices

Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey

Alert_02Less than half of mPINC surveys have been submitted!!!Alert_02


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.

PDF documents available for download are for informational purposes only. For more information about participating in CDC’s mPINC Survey please visit the mPINC Hospital FAQs page.


The 2018 mPINC survey is currently in the field. CDC will post the survey here when the 2018 survey cycle is completed.


Facility Survey Cdc-pdf[PDF-520KB]

Surveys from 2007–2013 are similar to the 2015 survey and are available by e-mailing your request to

Nurse holding up mPINC questionnaires