Ideal length of time for breastfeeding in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015

Ideally, how long should a baby be breastfed?

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jul 27, 2015
Ideal length of time for breastfeeding in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015 This statistic shows the results of a survey on the ideal length of time for breastfeeding in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015. The majority of respondents, 38.9 percent, think the ideal amount of time a baby should be breastfed is between 6 and 12 months.
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Ideally, how long should a baby be breastfed?

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Share of respondents
0-3 months9.1%
3-6 months30.4%
6-12 months38.9%
12-24 months15.5%
24 months and over4.1%
Not at all2.1%
Share of respondents
0-3 months9.1%
3-6 months30.4%
6-12 months38.9%
12-24 months15.5%
24 months and over4.1%
Not at all2.1%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jul 27, 2015
This statistic shows the results of a survey on the ideal length of time for breastfeeding in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015. The majority of respondents, 38.9 percent, think the ideal amount of time a baby should be breastfed is between 6 and 12 months.
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