Incidence of mothers who breastfed initially in the UK in 2010, by birth order

This statistic displays the incident rate of mothers who breastfed their babies initially in the United Kingdom in 2010, by birth order. According to results of the survey women are more likely to breastfeed their first child than any subsequent children they may have. In Northern Ireland 70 percent of mothers initially breastfed their first child, with this figure decreasing to 60 percent for subsequent babies born.

Share of women who breastfed initially in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010, by birth order

First birthLater birth
England85%80%
Wales74%67%
Scotland77%72%
Northern Ireland70%60%
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Sources

Release date

November 2012

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010

Number of respondents

15,722 respondents

Special properties

All Stage one mothers

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

The Infant Feeding Survey is conducted in the United Kingdom every five years. As such, the latest survey was conducted in 2015, with results expected to be released in 2017.

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