Incidence of breastfeeding by mothers behavior in the UK in 2010

This statistic displays the incident rate of breastfeeding by behaviour in the United Kingdom in 2010, by birth order. The majority of women who breastfed did so for six weeks or more, with 98 percent of women in England breastfeeding for six weeks or more.

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

Never breastfedBreastfed for less than 6 weeksBreastfed for 6 weeks or more
England38%81%98%
Scotland23%71%96%
Wales25%78%96%
Northern Ireland20%70%95%
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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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