Disparities in Hospital-Reported Breast Milk Use in Neonatal Intensive Care Units — United States, 2015

@inproceedings{Boundy2017DisparitiesIH,
  title={Disparities in Hospital-Reported Breast Milk Use in Neonatal Intensive Care Units — United States, 2015},
  author={Ellen O Boundy and Cria G. Perrine and Jennifer M Nelson and Heather C. Hamner},
  booktitle={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={2017}
}
  • Ellen O Boundy, Cria G. Perrine, +1 author Heather C. Hamner
  • Published in
    MMWR. Morbidity and mortality…
    2017
  • Medicine
  • Breast milk is the recommended nutrition for infants. For preterm infants, when mother's milk is not available, pasteurized donor milk is recommended (1). Non-Hispanic black mothers are at increased risk for having a preterm birth and for not breastfeeding (2,3); however, it is not known whether demographic disparities exist in the use of breast milk in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Data from CDC's 2015 Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) survey, which does not… CONTINUE READING

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