Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding During the Newborn's Entire Hospitalization

About this measure

 This measure is based on a random sample of mothers who delivered babies at the hospital. Not all mothers with newborns were tracked for this measure. Of the sampled group of patients, this is the percentage of mothers who fed their babies exclusively with breast milk while the babies were still in the hospital. It does not include babies who were cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit.  A higher number may indicate that the hospital provides a higher level of patient care.

Note:  At this time, comparison data is not available for this measure.  When data that compares our hospital to other hospitals becomes available, we will publish it.  In the meantime, we will publish Northwestern Memorial data only.

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2013 Q4
Northwestern Memorial 50
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3 2013 Q4
Northwestern Memorial 34 54 36 35 46 47 64 50
Source:University Healthsystem Consortium www.uhc.edu
Exclusive breast milk feeding during the newborn's entire hospitalization