Official Statistics

Breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks after birth: 2018 to 2019 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 1 April to June 2018 (October 2018 release)

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

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Details

Quarterly experimental statistics on breastfeeding prevalence at 6 to 8 weeks after birth for 2018 to 2019. Information is presented at local authority of residence, PHE Centre and England level.

The latest publication relates to quarter 1 of 2018 to 2019 (October 2018 release).

Public Health England (PHE) 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 are also available.

Published 24 October 2018