Rates of Any and Exclusive Breastfeeding by State Among Children born in 2010 (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

250 64.6±7.6 31.9±7.3 12.9±4.8 248 23.6±6.6 13.1±5.5

Alaska

281 84.8±5.1 51.8±6.7 35.0±6.2 277 46.5±6.7 24.2±5.6

Arizona

253 81.9±6.9 50.6±7.8 28.6±6.9 252 44.3±7.9 22.9±6.9

Arkansas

260 63.0±7.9 29.1±6.8 12.0±4.2 256 23.0±6.3 8.8±3.9

California

278 88.6±5.6 67.9±7.7 42.1±8.1 272 52.3±8.3 29.4±7.6

Colorado

255 79.5±8.1 50.4±9.1 28.2±7.6 254 44.5±8.9 21.2±7.2

Connecticut

303 80.2±5.6 47.3±6.7 22.8±5.4 297 33.7±6.2 16.1±4.8

Delaware

268 69.1±7.0 40.9±6.9 22.8±5.9 266 29.0±6.2 12.5±4.0

District of Columbia

319 72.5±6.9 49.4±7.0 23.9±5.5 315 34.7±6.5 16.0±4.9

Florida

248 72.5±7.5 40.8±8.0 20.7±6.5 241 32.8±7.7 15.6±6.2

Georgia

266 72.3±7.1 38.5±7.4 14.0±5.1 262 22.5±5.9 6.9±3.2

Hawaii

295 87.8±4.6 63.2±7.0 38.9±6.6 290 49.1±7.0 22.4±5.5

Idaho

255 90.6±4.7 61.2±8.2 33.2±7.4 252 44.6±7.6 20.1±5.8

Illinois

578 75.0±5.0 43.6±5.3 18.7±4.1 572 32.3±5.0 11.6±3.0

Indiana

278 68.8±7.1 34.2±6.8 18.2±5.5 274 30.0±6.8 11.7±4.2

Iowa

265 71.8±7.7 44.1±7.7 24.8±6.4 261 37.9±7.5 16.2±5.3

Kansas

254 79.4±6.2 43.3±7.6 28.2±6.9 251 37.2±7.5 14.1±4.8

Kentucky

264 60.4±7.5 33.2±6.9 13.5±4.5 259 34.2±7.0 14.8±5.0

Louisiana

325 58.0±7.4 24.2±5.4 8.9±2.9 320 25.8±5.7 9.2±3.6

Maine

256 75.8±6.8 49.1±7.4 30.9±6.7 252 45.2±7.3 21.2±5.9

Maryland

339 76.7±6.2 51.9±7.1 26.9±6.2 332 34.0±6.7 17.5±5.4

Massachusetts

244 80.0±6.0 60.1±7.3 32.7±6.9 243 45.0±7.2 19.2±5.6

Michigan

277 76.1±7.1 44.2±7.6 19.6±5.8 274 35.7±7.2 17.7±5.8

Minnesota

272 82.8±5.6 57.5±7.0 28.9±6.2 268 50.6±7.1 23.7±6.0

Mississippi

275 50.6±8.5 19.7±6.3 10.1±5.0 273 19.2±6.5 6.4±4.1

Missouri

258 76.3±6.6 36.9±7.6 16.4±5.5 252 32.0±7.1 13.6±5.4

Montana

277 90.3±3.8 62.4±8.0 34.5±7.3 270 53.8±7.8 21.6±6.5

Nebraska

240 83.4±5.6 54.4±8.0 20.9±6.5 236 45.1±7.9 15.9±5.2

Nevada

295 78.0±6.6 41.1±7.6 19.5±5.6 294 33.9±7.6 18.7±7.1

New Hampshire

248 82.9±5.5 52.1±7.2 30.5±6.4 244 46.4±7.1 22.8±5.7

New Jersey

292 77.1±6.0 47.4±6.9 27.0±6.1 286 34.2±6.7 13.0±4.5

New Mexico

272 80.3±6.6 40.8±7.2 23.7±5.8 266 34.3±7.2 17.4±5.3

New York

599 82.5±3.6 53.9±4.6 28.7±4.1 589 33.8±4.3 16.3±3.3

North Carolina

261 72.1±7.7 48.1±8.0 30.1±7.2 261 37.6±7.6 19.1±6.5

North Dakota

239 85.9±5.1 47.1±7.8 18.3±5.4 238 45.9±7.8 15.6±5.3

Ohio

251 60.3±8.2 33.6±6.7 17.3±5.3 249 35.0±7.1 13.0±4.8

Oklahoma

270 70.9±7.6 35.7±7.1 17.3±5.7 267 34.4±7.1 17.7±5.7

Oregon

254 91.2±3.9 65.1±7.3 39.8±7.1 252 55.5±7.3 28.4±6.7

Pennsylvania

587 72.5±5.4 45.7±5.8 25.0±5.0 584 33.5±5.4 17.4±4.5

Rhode Island

247 71.1±6.9 40.1±7.0 21.4±5.6 243 31.6±6.5 12.1±4.7

South Carolina

283 67.2±7.3 34.6±7.3 15.3±5.0 281 31.3±7.1 14.8±5.8

South Dakota

245 76.2±6.4 42.5±7.6 27.3±6.8 239 39.7±7.2 19.1±5.4

Tennessee

279 65.5±7.5 37.0±7.5 21.1±6.3 275 23.9±6.4 8.3±4.4

Texas

1612 77.2±3.7 42.8±4.4 20.3±3.5 1591 33.6±4.0 14.7±3.1

Utah

247 85.9±6.0 62.3±7.9 35.0±7.4 241 41.9±7.8 16.0±5.5

Vermont

245 82.8±5.4 61.7±7.0 38.1±6.7 242 53.2±7.2 28.2±6.3

Virginia

318 80.1±6.9 54.2±7.9 32.9±7.4 317 36.2±7.5 16.6±5.5

Washington

239 91.2±4.8 61.5±7.5 34.0±7.2 237 52.2±7.7 21.0±6.0

West Virginia

228 59.3±8.0 27.7±6.7 15.6±5.3 227 27.0±6.8 10.8±4.5

Wisconsin

236 73.9±7.9 46.6±7.8 20.0±5.4 232 38.7±7.6 16.7±5.4

Wyoming

232 85.5±5.6 47.6±7.6 24.1±6.0 229 45.5±7.6 17.5±5.4

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