Official Statistics

Breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks after birth: 2017 to 2018 quarterly data

Number and proportion of infants who have been fully, partially or not at all breastfed at 6 to 8 weeks after birth.

Documents

Statistical release: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, Quarter 3 October to December 2017 (April 2018 release)

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Statistical commentary: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, Quarter 3 October to December 2017 (April 2018 release)

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Statistical release: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, Quarter 2 July to September 2017 (January 2018 release)

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Statistical commentary: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, Quarter 2 July to September 2017 (January 2018 release)

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Statistical release: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, Quarter 1 April to June 2017 (January 2018 release)

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Statistical commentary: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, Quarter 1 April to June 2017 (January 2018 release)

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Details

Quarterly experimental statistics on breastfeeding prevalence at 6 to 8 weeks after birth for the financial year, 2017 to 2018. Information is presented at local authority of residence, PHE Centre and England level.

The latest April 2018 release includes data for quarter 3 of 2017 to 2018. This release also includes a refresh of data for previous quarter(s).

Public Health England collects the data through an interim reporting system set up to collect health visiting activity data at a local authority resident level. Data is submitted by local authorities on a voluntary basis.

Annual experimental statistics for 2017 to 2018 will be published on 24 October 2018.

See the breastfeeding statistics collection to access data for previous years.

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.

Published 31 January 2018
Last updated 25 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added Quarter 3 of 2017 to 2018 (April 2018 release, with data from October to December 2017).
  2. First published.