Published statistics on breastfeeding, including prevalence at 6 to 8 weeks after birth.
Find guidance on using these statistics and other intelligence resources to help you make decisions about the planning and provision of child and maternal health services.
This intelligence can be used together with the breastfeeding section of Fingertips to track and compare the rates of breastfeeding in local areas.
Quarterly and annual experimental statistics by local authority for infants who have been fully, partially or not at all breastfed at 6 to 8 weeks after birth.
The Maternity Services Data Set now collects and reports data from providers of maternity services including breastfeeding initiation.
See NHS England for 6 to 8 weeks breastfeeding statistics from before October 2015.
See below and the Department of Health for earlier and archived breastfeeding statistics.
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