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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010B

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.

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 Core Measures (2010B)
Discharges 10-01-10 (4Q10) through 03-31-11 (1Q11)