Term: Breastfeeding

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2014-11-13


Any live born newborn hospitalization (newborn hospitalizations are defined with ICD-9-CM codes V30 to V39) indicating partial or exclusive breastfeeding initiation.

NOTE: Since April 1, 1987, breastfeeding initiation can be derived from the newborn feeding variable (NBFEEDNG or NWB_FEED) in the hospital discharge abstracts data.

See the Breastfeeding Initiation glossary term for more information.

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