by Eric Sandy
According to the hospital, the premature birth rate in Ohio hovers around 12 percent.
That has netted the state a "C" from March of Dimes, which grades states on their efforts. That group's goal is to get the rate down to 9.6 percent nationwide by 2020.
Here's a quick rundown of what Rainbow Babies has been doing to work toward that goal:
- Increased breastmilk feeding within 72 hours of life from 35 percent to 90 percent from 2012 to 2013.
- Increased infants whose mothers are pumping from the first six hours of birth from 33 percent to 60 percent.
- Increased infant feeding with more than 50 percent volume of mother’s milk at 21 days from 81 percent to 100 percent.