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Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division

Breastfeeding Hospital Quality Improvement

Best Fed Beginnings: Improving Breastfeeding Support in Hospitals 
A 22-month learning collaborative to make system-level changes to maternity care practices leading a nationwide effort to increase the number of Baby-Friendly hospitals in the United States.

Joint Commission Expands Performance Measurement Requirements 
The Joint Commission announces that it will expand performance measurement requirements for accredited general medical/surgical hospitals from four to six core measure sets. The Perinatal Care measure set  is now available for selection for hospitals.

Speak Up: What you need to know about breastfeeding 
The Joint Commission Urges Mothers to "Speak Up" when they need help with breastfeeding in the hospital – posters and handouts in English and Spanish.

Toolkit: Implementing the Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding 
The USBC toolkit, Implementing The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding, addresses the exclusive breast milk feeding core measure.

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