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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2013A1

Data Element Name: Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding
Collected For: PC-05,
Definition:Documentation that the newborn was exclusively fed breast milk during the entire hospitalization.

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.

Suggested Data Collection Question:Is there documentation that the newborn was exclusively fed breast milk during the entire hospitalization?
Format:
Length:1
Type:Alphanumeric
Occurs:1
Allowable Values:

Y (Yes) There is documentation that the newborn was exclusively fed breast milk during the entire hospitalization.

N (No) There is no documentation that the newborn was exclusively fed breast milk during the entire hospitalization OR unable to determine from medical record documentation.

Notes for Abstraction: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.

Sweet-EaseŽ or a similar 24% sucrose and water solution given to the newborn for the purpose of reducing discomfort during a painful procedure is classified as a medication and is not considered a supplemental feeding.

If the newborn receives donor breast milk, select allowable value "Yes".

If breast milk fortifier is added to the breast milk, select allowable value "Yes".

In cases where there is conflicting documentation and both exclusive breast milk feeding and formula supplementation is documented, select allowable value "No".

Suggested Data Sources:

  • Discharge summary
  • Feeding flow sheets
  • Individual treatment plan
  • Intake and output sheets
  • Nursing notes
  • Physician progress notes
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2013A1)
Discharges 01-01-13 (1Q13) through 06-30-13 (2Q13)