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 January 2018 release includes data for both quarter 1 and quarter 2 of 2017 to 2018.
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.