Main reasons for breastfeeding in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015

If you breastfed, or are planning to, what is the main reason for your choice?

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jul 27, 2015
Main reasons for breastfeeding in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015 This statistic shows the results of a survey on the main reasons for breastfeeding in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015. The main reason for individuals breastfeeding are the health benefits for baby, at 85 percent of responses.
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If you breastfed, or are planning to, what is the main reason for your choice?

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Share of respondents
Health benefits for baby85%
To form close bond with baby4.5%
Health benefits for mom3.2%
Help lose baby weight0.6%
To save money not buying formula5.8%
Share of respondents
Health benefits for baby85%
To form close bond with baby4.5%
Health benefits for mom3.2%
Help lose baby weight0.6%
To save money not buying formula5.8%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jul 27, 2015
This statistic shows the results of a survey on the main reasons for breastfeeding in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015. The main reason for individuals breastfeeding are the health benefits for baby, at 85 percent of responses.
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