Home > CDC Report: Implementation of Hospital Practices Supportive of Breastfeeding in the Context of COVID-19

A survey of 1,344 birth hospitals in the United States found hospitals’ implementation of infection prevention and control measures sometimes conflict with evidence-based maternity care to support breastfeeding. The report emphasizes the importance of balancing infection prevention and control measures with evidence-based care. Additional post-discharge breastfeeding support and follow-up care to ensure the well-being of the mother and her newborn may be needed. Read the article at https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6947a3.htm?s_cid=mm6947a3_w.