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Rates of Any and Exclusive Breastfeeding by State Among Children born in 2011 (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

22467.3±7.832.1±6.911.8±4.421626.6±6.713.2±5.3

Alaska

29587.3±4.864.3±6.642.5±6.629051.6±6.927.6±6.1

Arizona

27581.6±5.947.8±7.323.9±6.126637.5±7.418.0±5.6

Arkansas

22067.1±8.232.3±7.213.5±5.021529.1±7.310.3±4.2

California

32192.8±4.063.1±7.938.4±7.530956.1±8.025.4±6.5

Colorado

27881.0±6.355.2±7.429.3±6.227450.3±7.425.8±6.2

Connecticut

25983.3±5.451.4±7.327.5±6.424736.9±7.119.2±5.7

Delaware

25065.7±7.434.4±6.816.8±5.024831.7±6.613.2±4.5

District of Columbia

25777.6±6.853.1±7.530.0±6.525337.6±7.217.3±5.9

Florida

25077.0±7.148.7±7.826.9±6.724738.9±7.518.3±5.8

Georgia

19370.3±9.840.1±9.620.7±7.618927.2±8.514.5±7.1

Hawaii

27089.5±4.961.5±7.436.5±6.726748.5±7.426.4±6.3

Idaho

21684.4±6.256.8±7.730.5±7.021240.2±7.524.8±6.6

Illinois

54377.4±4.647.0±5.226.1±4.552938.1±5.118.2±4.0

Indiana

25974.1±6.338.6±6.821.5±5.825135.7±6.718.1±5.5

Iowa

22182.1±6.251.6±7.728.9±7.221941.2±7.820.1±6.2

Kansas

20977.4±6.540.3±7.422.5±6.120437.4±7.311.4±4.4

Kentucky

20461.3±8.731.5±7.322.8±6.519928.9±7.314.2±5.6

Louisiana

28556.9±6.930.3±6.112.6±4.227825.3±5.713.4±4.5

Maine

21081.7±6.750.5±8.029.2±6.920948.6±8.024.7±6.8

Maryland

31679.8±7.460.1±8.729.4±7.331143.6±7.923.1±7.1

Massachusetts

24581.4±6.253.7±7.924.9±6.723736.8±7.417.5±5.9

Michigan

22775.3±7.546.6±7.723.3±6.022340.5±7.616.2±5.5

Minnesota

21089.2±5.359.2±8.534.6±8.020348.5±8.723.5±6.7

Mississippi

21561.5±8.228.9±7.210.0±4.321028.8±7.310.1±4.9

Missouri

20767.9±8.042.1±7.920.2±6.020232.5±7.414.1±5.3

Montana

21891.2±4.650.7±8.125.5±6.521153.4±8.119.3±6.1

Nebraska

22882.4±5.846.1±7.325.8±6.322346.5±7.420.2±5.8

Nevada

28280.9±5.645.3±6.522.7±5.427443.9±6.718.0±5.0

New Hampshire

23086.4±5.557.6±7.532.9±6.922151.7±7.727.0±6.7

New Jersey

29081.6±5.756.2±7.030.9±6.628239.6±7.022.3±6.2

New Mexico

24776.9±6.845.9±7.528.3±6.423843.1±7.616.1±5.1

New York

53980.5±4.055.8±4.931.3±4.553437.1±4.716.9±3.7

North Carolina

25977.2±6.748.3±7.824.5±6.525442.6±7.620.7±6.3

North Dakota

29082.4±5.355.4±6.726.5±5.828353.9±6.822.5±5.7

Ohio

26470.1±6.842.1±7.021.6±5.725735.5±6.815.0±4.8

Oklahoma

29971.2±6.438.4±6.522.6±5.729535.5±6.515.5±4.5

Oregon

25591.9±4.264.4±7.040.2±6.824952.1±7.225.8±6.0

Pennsylvania

63872.9±4.945.7±5.626.1±4.962434.0±5.215.3±4.1

Rhode Island

24979.7±5.847.0±7.422.2±5.924342.8±7.519.3±6.0

South Carolina

24373.4±7.537.4±7.114.0±5.123732.0±7.013.4±4.7

South Dakota

19477.7±7.345.6±8.418.3±6.119142.0±8.215.9±5.6

Tennessee

24274.9±7.040.7±7.220.9±6.023739.1±7.515.4±5.2

Texas

114078.4±4.942.9±5.420.9±4.2112038.9±5.316.8±4.0

Utah

24889.6±4.763.1±7.240.7±7.123953.2±7.520.0±6.3

Vermont

27290.0±4.066.5±6.345.3±6.726060.5±6.829.6±6.2

Virginia

29480.5±8.353.7±9.627.4±8.028838.3±9.222.9±8.2

Washington

21191.8±5.164.2±8.335.3±8.120646.8±8.620.3±6.5

West Virginia

24159.3±7.829.3±6.515.9±5.323828.3±6.612.2±4.6

Wisconsin

21383.5±6.154.9±7.926.2±6.521148.0±7.821.4±6.2

Wyoming

21187.6±5.456.6±8.030.0±7.120843.6±7.916.2±5.5

 

a Breastfeeding rates presented in this table are based on dual-frame (landline and cellular telephone) samples from 2012 and 2013 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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