Length of time mothers breastfed in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010

This statistic displays the length of time mother's breastfed their babies in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010. The majority of mother's breastfed their babies up to two weeks, after which there was a noticeable decline in the share of women breastfeeding up to nine months.

Share of time mothers breastfed in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010

Share of individuals
2 days 94%
3 days92%
4 days 89%
5 days 88%
6 days 86%
1 week 86%
2 weeks 81%
6 weeks 68%
4 months 52%
6 months 42%
9 months*28%
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Sources

Release date

November 2012

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010

Number of respondents

8,725 respondents

Special properties

All Stage three mothers who breastfed initially; weighted base

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.

* The source adds the following information: "Based on a reduced number of bases excluding those babies who had not reached 9 months by Stage 3."

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