Information sources of benefits of breastfeeding in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010

This statistic displays the share of sources of information available about the health benefits of breastfeeding in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010. According to the results of the survey 83 percent of women said their main source of information on the health benefits associated with breastfeeding came from their midwife, including at antenatal sessions.

Share of sources of information about the health benefits of breastfeeding in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010

Share of individuals
Midwife (including at antenatal sessions) 83%
Books / leaflets / magazines 38%
Health visitor 18%
The internet / web based resources 13%
Partner, friend or relative 11%
Doctor / GP 11%
SureStart or Children's Centre / Children's Health Clinic 9%
Television / radio 6%
Voluntary or charitable organisation 5%
Nurse 5%
Breastfeeding support group 4%
Peer supporter 3%
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Sources

Release date

November 2012

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010

Number of respondents

12,885 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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