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Use of breast milk at discharge

About this measure

This measure tracks the percentage of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) babies who are being fed breast milk when they are discharged to go home or are transferred to another hospital.

We track this measure through our participation in the Vermont Oxford Network (VON), a voluntary non-profit organization of over 700 neonatal intensive care units. VON is a collaboration dedicated to improving the quality and safety of the care delivered in neonatal intensive care units.

Note: In this measure, a higher number is better.