Rates of Any and Exclusive Breastfeeding by State Among Children born in 2009 (Percentage +/- half 95% Confidence Interval a,b

  Any Breastfeeding Exclusive Breastfeeding
    Ever Breastfed Breastfed at 6 Months Breastfed at 12 Months   Exclusive Breastfeeding through 3 Months Exclusive Breastfeeding through 6 Months
State n % ± half
95% CI
% ± half
95% CI
% ± half
95% CI
n % ± half
95% CI
% ± half
95% CI

Alabama

451 57.5±6.1 31.4±5.3 14.1±3.7 449 25.2±5.0 9.9±3.5

Alaska

382 84.5±4.7 56.6±6.2 30.3±5.4 377 47.8±6.2 20.3±4.9

Arizona

393 72.1±6.5 40.6±6.6 22.3±5.3 384 35.3±6.5 16.0±4.8

Arkansas

380 66.0±6.4 28.4±5.8 12.3±4.0 375 25.2±5.7 10.9±4.1

California

523 86.9±3.7 60.7±5.5 33.1±5.1 513 44.7±5.6 21.2±4.7

Colorado

429 86.0±5.6 51.1±7.9 28.0±7.2 424 44.8±8.0 21.9±7.1

Connecticut

451 82.6±4.5 54.3±5.8 24.9±4.5 443 43.0±5.6 15.6±3.8

Delaware

401 69.7±5.8 39.2±5.6 21.0±4.5 392 31.5±5.3 11.2±3.3

District
of Columbia

464 70.7±6.2 43.8±5.8 24.5±4.6 458 30.4±5.0 13.7±3.4

Florida

428 76.5±5.5 44.6±6.2 28.3±5.7 422 31.4±5.5 15.9±4.3

Georgia

428 66.1±6.5 35.9±6.0 15.3±4.3 424 25.0±5.3 11.7±3.8

Hawaii

354 84.9±7.0 52.1±7.3 33.8±6.3 350 41.8±6.9 22.9±5.5

Idaho

333 90.7±4.7 57.2±7.6 33.4±6.6 323 47.0±7.5 25.4±6.6

Illinois

885 73.6±4.5 45.7±4.7 21.7±3.7 877 34.0±4.5 14.2±3.1

Indiana

420 71.7±5.8 36.1±6.0 17.8±4.5 413 28.4±5.7 12.7±4.0

Iowa

343 79.4±5.4 48.8±6.5 26.2±5.7 339 41.5±6.4 17.3±5.0

Kansas

433 76.8±7.0 44.1±6.8 23.0±5.1 429 33.1±6.1 16.2±4.5

Kentucky

371 59.9±6.8 31.4±5.9 16.0±4.6 367 25.0±5.5 10.8±4.1

Louisiana

423 53.9±6.4 27.0±5.2 12.6±4.0 416 22.3±4.8 9.7±3.3

Maine

335 74.0±5.9 41.7±6.3 23.2±4.8 329 38.2±6.1 15.3±4.1

Maryland

721 75.3±4.9 49.5±5.5 27.0±5.1 719 31.9±5.1 16.0±4.5

Massachusetts

376 82.0±5.2 55.5±6.4 31.4±5.7 374 40.7±6.0 16.8±4.3

Michigan

462 75.0±5.9 42.0±6.1 20.0±4.5 455 34.4±6.1 15.4±4.5

Minnesota

352 81.9±5.6 59.1±6.6 29.9±6.3 345 42.2±6.8 21.5±6.1

Mississippi

391 51.1±7.0 26.2±6.2 12.1±4.8 385 19.3±5.2 6.4±2.8

Missouri

436 76.0±5.5 38.2±5.8 19.9±4.6 431 34.3±5.7 15.2±4.3

Montana

393 85.1±5.6 57.8±7.0 25.9±5.8 390 50.9±7.1 23.6±6.4

Nebraska

319 77.0±7.0 47.0±7.1 23.5±5.3 312 43.2±7.2 18.6±5.4

Nevada

362 80.2±5.7 37.5±7.0 20.3±5.5 355 40.2±7.8 11.2±4.5

New Hampshire

316 81.9±6.1 56.0±6.8 30.6±5.9 313 49.1±6.7 21.4±5.4

New Jersey

469 80.5±4.5 48.3±5.6 24.7±4.7 461 37.0±5.4 14.0±3.6

New Mexico

381 75.0±6.2 49.7±6.7 28.0±5.8 373 38.7±6.4 21.8±5.6

New York

819 79.6±3.4 51.1±4.1 28.2±3.7 807 34.1±4.0 15.3±3.2

North Carolina

352 69.1±6.6 40.3±6.7 20.4±5.1 342 34.2±6.6 13.9±4.6

North Dakota

312 75.7±6.7 48.1±7.6 23.1±6.3 308 37.5±7.3 15.6±5.2

Ohio

348 66.4±6.5 42.4±6.5 25.2±5.8 343 38.7±6.5 14.4±4.6

Oklahoma

380 70.1±6.0 30.3±5.4 12.8±3.7 378 27.6±5.4 9.1±3.1

Oregon

373 85.2±8.0 62.7±8.2 41.4±7.3 368 52.0±7.9 24.4±5.5

Pennsylvania

845 70.0±4.8 43.0±4.8 21.7±3.9 832 37.0±4.7 13.1±3.1

Rhode Island

425 70.6±5.9 43.3±5.9 24.7±4.9 421 31.1±5.2 13.3±3.8

South Carolina

364 61.3±6.6 35.2±6.2 15.0±4.0 363 28.9±5.8 12.0±4.0

South Dakota

330 72.6±7.7 49.3±8.3 25.8±7.4 328 38.1±8.1 18.9±6.3

Tennessee

378 64.4±6.7 34.0±6.2 17.1±4.7 376 32.8±6.2 12.8±4.4

Texas

2271 77.2±3.2 44.8±3.9 22.3±3.1 2234 32.8±3.5 12.7±2.4

Utah

361 88.4±4.6 64.9±6.7 34.9±6.3 353 44.4±6.7 19.2±5.1

Vermont

351 85.2±4.8 64.3±6.1 38.4±5.8 347 50.8±6.2 24.3±4.9

Virginia

487 79.8±5.7 52.9±6.5 29.6±5.5 482 36.2±5.9 17.2±4.3

Washington

370 87.0±5.7 55.7±6.7 33.9±5.9 361 47.9±6.6 19.7±4.5

West Virginia

416 58.0±6.1 26.4±5.0 14.0±3.9 414 25.7±5.2 10.6±3.5

Wisconsin

376 80.1±5.6 45.9±6.8 17.0±4.4 371 33.7±6.4 15.2±4.0

Wyoming

379 83.7±5.8 55.0±6.8 28.1±5.7 371 47.0±6.7 21.6±5.5

b Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as ONLY breast milk — NO solids, no water, and no other liquids.

Source: National Immunization Survey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services