Reasons to breastfeed for longer in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010

This statistic displays the share of reasons that would help a mother to breastfeed for longer in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010. According to the results of the survey, 23 percent of women would have breastfed for longer if they were given more support and guidance from hospital staff, midwives and/or family.

What would have helped you breastfeed for longer?

Share of individuals
More support and guidance from hospital staff / midwives / family 23%
If baby could have latched on the breast easier 19%
Less pain / more comfortable14%
Naturally producing more milk 7%
If I had not been ill / not been on medication / been in good health 6%
If had no problems expressing milk 6%
More knowledge about breastfeeding 5%
If baby had not been ill / on medication / illness identified earlier 4%
Being shown how to breastfeed 4%
Knowing that baby is more settled / content 4%
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Sources

Release date

November 2012

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010

Number of respondents

1,514 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.

* Baby less than one week old.

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