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 commentary: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, Quarter 4 January to March 2019 (July 2019 release)

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Statistical release: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, Quarter 4 January to March 2019 (July 2019 release)

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Statistical commentary: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, Quarter 3 October to December 2018 (April 2019 release)

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Statistical release: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, Quarter 3 October to December 2018 (April 2019 release)

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Statistical commentary: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, Quarter 2 July to September 2018 (January 2019 release)

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Statistical release: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, Quarter 2 July to September 2018 (January 2019 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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Statistical release: 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 4 of 2018 to 2019 (July 2019 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
Last updated 24 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added statistical commentary and data for 'Quarter 4'.

  2. Added statistical commentary and data for 'Quarter 3, October to December 2018'.

  3. Added statistical commentary and data for 'Quarter 2, July to September 2018'.

  4. First published.