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.

Ideally, how long should a baby be breastfed?

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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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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Statistics on "Infant feeding in the United Kingdom (UK)"

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