Mackrain M, Fitzgerald E, Fogerty S, Martin J, O'Connor R, Arbour M. The HV CoIIN: implementing quality improvement to achieve breakthrough change in exclusive breastfeeding rates within MIECHV home visiting. MIECHV TACC, June 2015.
NPM: 4: Breastfeeding
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PATIENT/CONSUMER, Home Visits, PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Quality Improvement/Practice-Wide Intervention
Intervention Results:The HV CoIIN’s theory of change includes a comprehensive approach to increasing the percentage of mothers that exclusively breastfeed their infants until they are three and six months of age by redesigning the ways we engage mothers, provide breastfeeding support in home visits, and ensure seamless linkages for mothers to access and engage in peer and community breastfeeding supports. Within the first eleven months, the HV CoIIN is generating promising movement toward breakthrough change across indicators,
On average, 74% of all home visitors within the breastfeeding collaborative across 11-months, are being trained in lactation and infant feeding, with a trend in the data towards meeting our overall Process AIM. Over the last four months, the average has increased to more than 89%.
On average, 69% of mothers with an identified need for breastfeeding support are receiving professional or peer breastfeeding support across the collaborative. Efforts in Action period three will aim to strengthen community and peer supports for families.
The average percent of women exclusively breastfeeding is 16%, up 13 percentage points from the baseline of 3% of women.