Human Milk Feeding Initiative

The goal of this initiative is to have as many babies as possible receive human milk.

The initiative includes nine measures across the perinatal spectrum:

  • Prenatal education
  • Skin-to-skin after delivery
  • Skin-to-skin for procedures
  • Rooming-in
  • Supplementation
  • Pumping or manual expression after separation
  • Human milk in the NICU
  • Human milk feeding after discharge
  • Exclusive human milk feeding after discharge

Participating sites do not have to select all measures, but can identify the measures that are most important to their own quality improvement.

View the quality measures, definitions, & data sources

Submit data or view the change package & data collection forms

Enroll in the Human Milk Feeding Initiative

Participating Sites

  • All Saints Hospital-Part of Ascension, Racine
  • American Family Children’s Hospital NICU, Madison
  • Ascension | Elmbrook Memorial, Brookfield
  • Ascension | St. Joseph, Milwaukee
  • Aspirus Langlade Hospital, Langlade
  • Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau
  • Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn
  • Aurora Medical Center Kenosha, Kenosha
  • Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh, Oshkosh
  • Aurora Women’s Pavilion, West Allis
  • Bellin Hospital, Green Bay
  • Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay
  • Fort HealthCare, Fort Atkinson
  • Froedtert St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend
  • Greater Racine Collaborative for Healthy Birth Outcomes-Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency, Inc., Racine
  • Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, Hayward
  • Holy Family Memorial, Manitowoc
  • HSHS Sacred Heart, Eau Claire
  • Manitowoc County Health Department, Manitowoc
  • Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield
  • Reedsburg Area Medical Center Birth Center, Reedsburg
  • Sauk Prairie Healthcare, Prairie du Sac
  • SSM Health St. Clare Hospital, Baraboo
  • SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Janesville
  • St. Croix Regional Medical Center, St. Croix Falls
  • UnityPoint-Meriter Hospital/University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Watertown Regional Medical Center, Watertown


Human Milk Feeding Measures and Data Input — November 29, 2016

Enrollment in the Human Milk Feeding Initiative – What’s Involved? — Dec. 16, 2016