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Maternity Care Practices

Following evidence-based maternity care practices influences breastfeeding exclusivity and duration rates in Oregon

Most births in Oregon occur in a hospital. Maternity care practices influence a mother’s decision to begin breastfeeding and her success in continuing to breastfeed after she leaves the hospital. 

Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) is a national survey of maternity care practices and policies, administered to all hospitals and birth centers by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Data indicate that hospitals have opportunities to implement practices in labor, delivery, postpartum care and hospital discharge planning that support mothers who want to breastfeed.

  • Read Oregon's mPINC State Report: This report summarizes strengths in breastfeeding support and areas in need of improvement for Oregon to better protect, promote and support breastfeeding mothers and infants.

Evidence-based maternity care practices

Implementation resources for health care facilities

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