March 23, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health
A survey of 138 maternity hospitals in New York State was conducted. Among healthy births, exclusive breastfeeding is statistically more likely to occur in hospitals offering only basic care (level 1) or subspecialty care (level 3), relative to Regional Perinatal Centers; and is more likely with hospitals outside of New York City, relative to those within the city. After controlling for hospital location and level of care, exclusive breastfeeding is statistically more likely in hospitals that initiate breastfeeding immediately following an uncomplicated vaginal or Cesarean birth.
Link to Research Study (abstract or article): http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/bfm.2011.0149