Implementation of a Novel Tool to Collect Milk Feeding Data on Infants in Primary Care Clinics.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We aimed to capture milk feeding type in real time in a racially and socioeconomically diverse population. An electronic tool to assess milk feeding type at every medical visit for children aged 0 to 2 years was designed and incorporated into nursing workflows. The Milk Box tool was successfully added to the electronic clinical workspace of a large health system. There were eight clinics, with diverse characteristics, which incorporated the use of the Milk Box tool over 12 months. Time to 50% uptake of Milk Box varied from 3 to 5 months. Time to >80% uptake varied from 6 to 8 months. Our results show that Milk Box can be quickly incorporated into a clinical workflow when the team is given appropriate training and support. The tool also allows a primary care practice to study local breast milk consumption trends and to provide both individualized and system-level lactation support.

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Cited Authors

  • Maradiaga Panayotti, GM; Miner, DS; Hannon, EA; Kay, MC; Shaikh, SK; Jooste, KR; Erickson, E; Kovarik, T; Wood, CT

Published Date

  • November 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 768 - 775

PubMed ID

  • 35658591

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2707

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/00099228221101002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States