Reasons for using infant formula for babies in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010

This statistic displays the share of reasons for women planning to use infant formula in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010. According to the results of the survey 21 percent of women fed previous children with infant formula.

Share of reasons for using infant formula for babies in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010

Share of individuals
Fed previous children with infant formula 21%
Did not like the idea of breastfeeding 20%
Convenient/due to mother's lifestyle 19%
Other people can feed baby 17%
Breastfed previous children and didn't get on with it / put off by others' experience 11%
Medical reasons for not breastfeeding 10%
Would be embarrassed to breastfeed 10%
Can see how much the baby has had 5%
Had problems breastfeeding (unspecified) / not enough support4%
No particular reason 4%
Domestic reasons, coping with other children 3%
Expecting to return to work/college soon 1%
Feeding with infant formula is less tiring/is quicker 1%
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Sources

Release date

November 2012

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010

Number of respondents

2,718 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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