The CDC Kansas 2020 state Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) report is out! There is reason to celebrate in Kansas!:
- Kansas moved up to 13th in the national ranking, from 22nd in 2018 and 36th in 2015
- Kansas exceeds the national score for the first time, with a score of 83/100 compared to the national score of 81
- Kansas score continues to improve at a rate exceeding the national rate of improvement – Kansas 2020 score increased 4 points compared to the US increase of only 2 points over the 2018 scores
- Kansas scored higher than 3 out of 4 neighboring states – NE 71, OK & MO 79, CO 85
Kansas hospitals are making tremendous progress in how they care for families during and after birth to support optimal infant feeding. The support they receive from the High 5 for Mom & Baby program, funded by the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund (UMHMF) continues to be a significant reason for the success we are seeing on the Kansas CDC mPINC survey.
The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition continues to work closely with High 5 for Mom & Baby and our Hospital Section to help Kansas hospitals continue to strengthen their breastfeeding support and improve their scores in the next round of mPINC surveys set to go out in early 2022. We appreciate the support we receive from KDHE and UMHMF that makes this work possible.