Indicators on breastfeeding: Quarter 4, 2011-12

The statistical release on breastfeeding Quarter 4, 2011/12 was released today by the Department.

Key Facts

The breastfeeding initiation rate was 74.0% in 2011/12, a slight improvement on 2010/11 (73.7% ), 2009/10 (72.8%) and 2008/09 (71.7%).
The prevalence of breastfeeding at 6-8 weeks in 2011/12 Quarter 4 was 46.9% of all infants due a 6-8 weeks check, slightly higher than the figure of 45.3% recorded in 2010/11 Q4.

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