Data and Statistics
Louisiana Newborn Screening
As of June 2011, Louisiana in-hospital infant feeding practices are monitored using data collected by the Newborn Screening (NBS) Program. All hospitals providing maternity services are required to complete a Newborn Screening Test Form. In addition to tracking genetic diseases and metabolic disorders, the NBS program gathers data on all infant feedings from birth to time of specimen collection, usually 24 to 48 hours since birth. The Louisiana Office of Public Health-Maternal and Child Health Program staff analyze these data. Click here to download the NBS Form Instructions for Use pdf.
For more information regarding the LA NBS (LAB-10) form or any other issues regarding newborn screening, contact the Genetic Diseases Program at 504-568-8254, or visit their website at www.genetics.dhh.louisiana.gov.
Louisiana Office of Public Health-Maternal and Child Health Program
Louisiana Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (LaPRAMS)- PRAMS, the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, is a surveillance project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments. PRAMS collects state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Breastfeeding Data and Statistics- General Data and Statistics for Breastfeeding
Healthy People 2020 Targets for Breastfeeding
Click here to read more about Healthy People 2020 and our national objectives for improving the health are all Americans.
New goals in the Maternal, Infant, and Child Health category:
In addition to the breastfeeding support goals above, Healthy People 2020 raised the targets for breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity with goals to: