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Question: Exclusive breast milk feeding definition

What is the definition of exclusive breastfeeding in the hospital?


Exclusive breast milk feeding is defined as a newborn receiving only breast milk and no other liquids or solids except for drops or syrups consisting of vitamins, minerals, or medicines. If the newborn receives any other liquids including water during the entire hospitalization, select allowable value ‘No’. Exclusive breast milk feeding includes the newborn receiving breast milk via a bottle or other means beside the breast.

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Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical, Other
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