Health benefits of breastfeeding to mother in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010

This statistic displays the results of a survey on the knowledge of health benefits to the mother associated with breast feeding in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010. According to the results of the survey 67 percent of respondents know that breastfeeding benefits the mother by helping the uterus and the womb to contract, we well as helping the mother to lose weight.

Share of health benefits of breastfeeding to mother in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010

Share of individuals
Helps uterus / womb contract / helps mother lose weight 67%
Reduced risk of breast or ovarian cancer 38%
Reduced risk of cancer (all other references) 22%
Reduced risk of osteoporosis / bone deterioration 8%
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Sources

Release date

November 2012

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010

Number of respondents

11,780 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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