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Breastfeeding statistics: England

This series brings together all documents relating to Breastfeeding statistics in England

This collection was withdrawn on

Formal responsibility for breastfeeding statistics has moved to Public Health England and NHS England.

Responsibility for the collection and publication of breastfeeding data has transferred from the Department of Health to NHS England.

For more information on breastfeeding statistics visit the NHS England website.

Statistics for previous years are available on the National Archives website

Data sets and publications for breastfeeding statistics in England

Breastfeeding statistics provide information on:

  • breastfeeding initiation in acute NHS Trusts
  • 6-8 week breastfeeding data collected by GPs and health visitors
  • breastfeeding drop off rates

Infant Feeding Profiles 2010 to 2011

The Infant Feeding Profiles 2010 to 2011 report shows the correlation at Primary Care Trust level between higher rates of breastfeeding prevalence and lower rates of inpatient admissions among infants under one year old for the following ten conditions:

  • lower respiratory tract infections
  • wheezing
  • noninfective gastroenteritis
  • otitis media (ear infection)
  • lactose intolerance
  • asthma
  • infant feeding difficulties
  • gastroenteritis
  • eczema
  • infant feed intolerance

Documents

  1. Report on Breastfeeding Statistics: Quarter 4, 2012 to 2013

    • Official Statistics
  2. Breastfeeding statistics: Q4, 2012 to 2013

    • Statistical data set
Published 13 June 2013
Last updated 6 November 2013 + show all updates
  1. Added note to that responsibility for the collection and publication of breastfeeding data has transferred from the Department of Health to NHS England.
  2. First published.