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.

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

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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Source

Release date

July 2015

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2015

Number of respondents

1,052 respondents

Age group

18-45 years

Special properties

Women currently pregnant or with a child under 2 years old

Method of interview

Online survey

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