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Rates of Any and Exclusive Breastfeeding by State Among Children born in 2010 (Percentage +/- half 95% Confidence Interval)a,b

 

 Any BreastfeedingExclusive Breastfeeding
  Ever BreastfedBreastfed at 6 MonthsBreastfed at 12 Months Exclusive Breastfeeding through 3 MonthsExclusive Breastfeeding through 6 Months
Staten% ± half
95% CI
% ± half
95% CI
% ± half
95% CI
n% ± half
95% CI
% ± half
95% CI

Alabama

25064.6±7.631.9±7.312.9±4.824823.6±6.613.1±5.5

Alaska

28184.8±5.151.8±6.735.0±6.227746.5±6.724.2±5.6

Arizona

25381.9±6.950.6±7.828.6±6.925244.3±7.922.9±6.9

Arkansas

26063.0±7.929.1±6.812.0±4.225623.0±6.38.8±3.9

California

27888.6±5.667.9±7.742.1±8.127252.3±8.329.4±7.6

Colorado

25579.5±8.150.4±9.128.2±7.625444.5±8.921.2±7.2

Connecticut

30380.2±5.647.3±6.722.8±5.429733.7±6.216.1±4.8

Delaware

26869.1±7.040.9±6.922.8±5.926629.0±6.212.5±4.0

District of Columbia

31972.5±6.949.4±7.023.9±5.531534.7±6.516.0±4.9

Florida

24872.5±7.540.8±8.020.7±6.524132.8±7.715.6±6.2

Georgia

26672.3±7.138.5±7.414.0±5.126222.5±5.96.9±3.2

Hawaii

29587.8±4.663.2±7.038.9±6.629049.1±7.022.4±5.5

Idaho

25590.6±4.761.2±8.233.2±7.425244.6±7.620.1±5.8

Illinois

57875.0±5.043.6±5.318.7±4.157232.3±5.011.6±3.0

Indiana

27868.8±7.134.2±6.818.2±5.527430.0±6.811.7±4.2

Iowa

26571.8±7.744.1±7.724.8±6.426137.9±7.516.2±5.3

Kansas

25479.4±6.243.3±7.628.2±6.925137.2±7.514.1±4.8

Kentucky

26460.4±7.533.2±6.913.5±4.525934.2±7.014.8±5.0

Louisiana

32558.0±7.424.2±5.48.9±2.932025.8±5.79.2±3.6

Maine

25675.8±6.849.1±7.430.9±6.725245.2±7.321.2±5.9

Maryland

33976.7±6.251.9±7.126.9±6.233234.0±6.717.5±5.4

Massachusetts

24480.0±6.060.1±7.332.7±6.924345.0±7.219.2±5.6

Michigan

27776.1±7.144.2±7.619.6±5.827435.7±7.217.7±5.8

Minnesota

27282.8±5.657.5±7.028.9±6.226850.6±7.123.7±6.0

Mississippi

27550.6±8.519.7±6.310.1±5.027319.2±6.56.4±4.1

Missouri

25876.3±6.636.9±7.616.4±5.525232.0±7.113.6±5.4

Montana

27790.3±3.862.4±8.034.5±7.327053.8±7.821.6±6.5

Nebraska

24083.4±5.654.4±8.020.9±6.523645.1±7.915.9±5.2

Nevada

29578.0±6.641.1±7.619.5±5.629433.9±7.618.7±7.1

New Hampshire

24882.9±5.552.1±7.230.5±6.424446.4±7.122.8±5.7

New Jersey

29277.1±6.047.4±6.927.0±6.128634.2±6.713.0±4.5

New Mexico

27280.3±6.640.8±7.223.7±5.826634.3±7.217.4±5.3

New York

59982.5±3.653.9±4.628.7±4.158933.8±4.316.3±3.3

North Carolina

26172.1±7.748.1±8.030.1±7.226137.6±7.619.1±6.5

North Dakota

23985.9±5.147.1±7.818.3±5.423845.9±7.815.6±5.3

Ohio

25160.3±8.233.6±6.717.3±5.324935.0±7.113.0±4.8

Oklahoma

27070.9±7.635.7±7.117.3±5.726734.4±7.117.7±5.7

Oregon

25491.2±3.965.1±7.339.8±7.125255.5±7.328.4±6.7

Pennsylvania

58772.5±5.445.7±5.825.0±5.058433.5±5.417.4±4.5

Rhode Island

24771.1±6.940.1±7.021.4±5.624331.6±6.512.1±4.7

South Carolina

28367.2±7.334.6±7.315.3±5.028131.3±7.114.8±5.8

South Dakota

24576.2±6.442.5±7.627.3±6.823939.7±7.219.1±5.4

Tennessee

27965.5±7.537.0±7.521.1±6.327523.9±6.48.3±4.4

Texas

161277.2±3.742.8±4.420.3±3.5159133.6±4.014.7±3.1

Utah

24785.9±6.062.3±7.935.0±7.424141.9±7.816.0±5.5

Vermont

24582.8±5.461.7±7.038.1±6.724253.2±7.228.2±6.3

Virginia

31880.1±6.954.2±7.932.9±7.431736.2±7.516.6±5.5

Washington

23991.2±4.861.5±7.534.0±7.223752.2±7.721.0±6.0

West Virginia

22859.3±8.027.7±6.715.6±5.322727.0±6.810.8±4.5

Wisconsin

23673.9±7.946.6±7.820.0±5.423238.7±7.616.7±5.4

Wyoming

23285.5±5.647.6±7.624.1±6.022945.5±7.617.5±5.4

 

a Breastfeeding rates presented in this table are based on dual-frame (landline and cellular telephone) samples from 2011 and 2012 National Immunization Survey. See survey methods for details on study design.

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

 
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