Health benefits of breastfeeding for baby in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010

Share of health benefits of breastfeeding for baby in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010

by Statista Research Department, last edited Nov 20, 2012
Health benefits of breastfeeding for baby in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010 This statistic displays the results of a survey on the knowledge of health benefits for baby associated with breast feeding in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010. According to the results of the survey 69 percent of respondents know that breastfeeding benefits baby by helping to build immunity and antibodies passed on from the mother.
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Share of health benefits of breastfeeding for baby in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010

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Share of individuals
Helps build immunity / antibodies passed on from mother 69%
Reduced likelihood of asthma / eczema / other allergies 25%
Breastmilk is more nutritious / more vitamins 24%
Less wind/colic / fewer stomach/digestive problems 13%
Reduces chance of (childhood/later) obesity 12%
Better growth and development, improves intelligence 8%
Share of individuals
Helps build immunity / antibodies passed on from mother 69%
Reduced likelihood of asthma / eczema / other allergies 25%
Breastmilk is more nutritious / more vitamins 24%
Less wind/colic / fewer stomach/digestive problems 13%
Reduces chance of (childhood/later) obesity 12%
Better growth and development, improves intelligence 8%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Nov 20, 2012
This statistic displays the results of a survey on the knowledge of health benefits for baby associated with breast feeding in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010. According to the results of the survey 69 percent of respondents know that breastfeeding benefits baby by helping to build immunity and antibodies passed on from the mother.
Show more
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