Newborn babies: feeding problems experienced in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010

Share of feeding problems experienced by mothers of newborns in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010

by Statista Research Department, last edited Nov 20, 2012
Newborn babies: feeding problems experienced in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010 This statistic displays the share of feeding problems experienced by mothers of newborn babies in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010. According to the results of the survey, 50 percent of respondents experienced feeding problems with their newborn babies such as not sucking, latching on or poor attachment.
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Share of feeding problems experienced by mothers of newborns in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010

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Share of individuals
Wouldn't suck/latch on/poor attachment 50%
Needed (top-ups of) formula 12%
Breastfeeding uncomfortable or painful (incl. sore breasts/nipples/mastitis) 12%
Baby not feeding properly/enough/not interested 9%
Breast milk dried up/not enough 9%
Fed by syringe/tube 8%
Had to express/ problems with expressing milk 7%
Lack of support 7%
Baby fed too slowly/ falling asleep/ distracted 7%
Didn't feel confident/found breastfeeding difficult/too stressful 5%
Baby is special care 5%
Baby vomiting/reflux 4%
Baby had tongue tie 3%
Baby had low blood sugar 3%
Baby had mucus 3%
Baby was premature 3%
Share of individuals
Wouldn't suck/latch on/poor attachment 50%
Needed (top-ups of) formula 12%
Breastfeeding uncomfortable or painful (incl. sore breasts/nipples/mastitis) 12%
Baby not feeding properly/enough/not interested 9%
Breast milk dried up/not enough 9%
Fed by syringe/tube 8%
Had to express/ problems with expressing milk 7%
Lack of support 7%
Baby fed too slowly/ falling asleep/ distracted 7%
Didn't feel confident/found breastfeeding difficult/too stressful 5%
Baby is special care 5%
Baby vomiting/reflux 4%
Baby had tongue tie 3%
Baby had low blood sugar 3%
Baby had mucus 3%
Baby was premature 3%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Nov 20, 2012
This statistic displays the share of feeding problems experienced by mothers of newborn babies in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010. According to the results of the survey, 50 percent of respondents experienced feeding problems with their newborn babies such as not sucking, latching on or poor attachment.
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