Other Breastfeeding Related Links & Articles

mPINC Ten Steps Assessment Tool

The mPINC Ten Steps Assessment Tool helps to assess a hospital’s implementation of each of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding using data from CDC’s Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) survey. The tool can help guide the implementation of maternity care practices and policies supportive of breastfeeding and identify and prioritize quality improvement efforts.

 

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Position Statement on Ankyloglossia in Breastfeeding Dyads

Recently, there has been increased interest in ankyloglossia or tongue-tie demonstrated by a substantial increase in the number of publications. This parallels a huge increase in the diagnosis and treatment of tongue-tie around the world. Despite this reality, there exists a lack of agreement regarding the diagnosis and treatment of tongue-tie globally and among various health professions.

In response to this situation, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine gathered a task force of experts—clinicians who have worked extensively in this area—to provide a position statement to summarize the available evidence regarding tongue-tie.

Read the position statement to learn of the five specific areas identified as needing increased research and focus related to the treatment of tongue-tie.

It is the hope that all who assist breastfeeding mothers and their infants become familiar with this document as to achieve collaborative consistency and care.

**Authors: Yvonne LeFort, Amy Evans, Verity Livingstone, Pamela Douglas, Nanette Dahlquist, Brian Donnelly, Kathy Leeper, Earl Harley, Susan Lappin; and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

 

Let’s continue to work together to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. As always, please let us know if you have questions or ideas for the Coalition as we continue to adapt during this unique time.

Thank you,

San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition