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Survey: Maternity Care Practices

Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey

mPINC Update

CDC’s 2018 national survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) will launch in early November! The updated and redesigned 2018 mPINC survey will include hospitals that provide maternity care services and will be completed online only. Although free-standing birth centers were previously included, the 2018 mPINC survey will only include hospitals. Similar to how past surveys worked, screening phone calls will be conducted in alphabetical order by state/territory abbreviation, and facilities will be contacted on a rolling basis. Screening will begin in the following states/territories beginning in November: Alaska (AK), Alabama (AL), Arkansas (AR), and Arizona (AZ). Please feel free to share this information with your partners who may wish to reach out to hospitals in their communities to encourage participation in the mPINC survey. Periodic updates on the screening process will be available here and through the United States Breastfeeding Committee’s (USBC’s) Weekly Wire.

Nurse holding up mPINC questionnaires

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.


Surveys from previous years are similar to the above and are available by e-mailing your request to