Official Statistics

Breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks after birth: annual 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, 2016 to 2017 annual (November 2017 release)

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Statistical commentary: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, 2016 to 2017 annual (November 2017 release)

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Pre-release access list: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, 2016 to 2017 annual (November 2017 release)

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Statistical release: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, 2015 to 2016 annual (October 2016 release)

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Statistical commentary: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, 2015 to 2016 annual (October 2016 release)

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Pre-release access list: breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks, 2015 to 2016 annual (October 2016 release)

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Details

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

The latest annual data covers the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

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

Published 26 October 2016
Last updated 29 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added annual breastfeeding prevalence at 6 to 8 weeks after birth data and statistical commentary for 2016 to 2017.
  2. First published.