In the News:
- The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently released their revised policy, "SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment." Breastfeeding and room-sharing are highly recommended.
- The 2015 Maternity Practice and Infant Nutrition Practices survey results have been released by the CDC. Kentucky achieved a score of 73 (out of 100), three points higher than the 2013 survey. Indiana achieved a score of 80, four points higher than in 2013. See the state report (KY or IN)and more data at the CDC Website. Check with your own local hospital to learn about their own scores; individual hospital scores are not reported.
- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released the final Recommendation Statement on Primary Care Interventions to Support Breastfeeding and Evidence Review on primary care interventions to support breastfeeding. The updated Recommendation retains its B grade, demonstrating that upon review, the Task Force found adequate evidence that interventions to support breastfeeding during pregnancy and after birth, including professional support, peer support, and formal education, change behavior and have a moderate net benefit. USPSTF recommendation statements influence which preventive services insurers are required to cover under the Affordable Care Act, and this B grade maintains ACA coverage for breastfeeding counseling. (Keeping Abreast, 10/27/16