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

Release date

November 2012

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010

Number of respondents

4,338 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.

* Feeding problems experienced while still in the hospital.

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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