Welcome to the homepage of the WisPQC Human Milk Feeding Initiative.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.1
According to CheckPoint, 64.0% of infants in Wisconsin received breast milk feeding exclusively during newborn hospitalization between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, well below the state benchmark of 81.9%. Of the 81 hospitals reporting on the measure, only seven met the benchmark.2
There is room for improvement in Wisconsin.
This initiative will ultimately address key drivers for human milk feeding across the perinatal spectrum with special consideration for addressing inequities in care and outcome disparities.
Materials for November 16, 2021 Meeting
We will add other materials as they become available.
1 Section on Breastfeeding, Eidelman AI, Schanler RJ, Johnston M, Landers S, Noble L, et al. Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk. Pediatrics. 2012 Mar 1;129(3):e827–41.
2 https://checkpoint.wha.org/Compare-Hospitals/Birth?comparehospitals=-1. Accessed 11/10/21.