Experimental statistics of infants who have been fully, partially or not at all breastfed at 6 to 8 weeks after birth, by local authority.
This publication contains breastfeeding prevalence at 6 to 8 weeks after birth. The data was collected through an interim reporting system to collect health visiting activity at a local authority resident level.
The latest publication relates to quarter 4 of 2015 to 2016 (July 2016 release). This release also includes a refresh of data for previous quarter(s). The data was submitted to Public Health England by local authorities on a voluntary basis. Information is presented at a local authority, PHE Centre and England level.
Formal responsibility for breastfeeding statistics moved to Public Health England and NHS England from the Department of Health.
The collection of 6 to 8 week breastfeeding data moved to Public Health England from October 2015.
See the NHS England website for previous 6 to 8 weeks breastfeeding statistics.
See the Department of Health website for earlier and archived breastfeeding statistics.