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

224 67.3±7.8 32.1±6.9 11.8±4.4 216 26.6±6.7 13.2±5.3

Alaska

295 87.3±4.8 64.3±6.6 42.5±6.6 290 51.6±6.9 27.6±6.1

Arizona

275 81.6±5.9 47.8±7.3 23.9±6.1 266 37.5±7.4 18.0±5.6

Arkansas

220 67.1±8.2 32.3±7.2 13.5±5.0 215 29.1±7.3 10.3±4.2

California

321 92.8±4.0 63.1±7.9 38.4±7.5 309 56.1±8.0 25.4±6.5

Colorado

278 81.0±6.3 55.2±7.4 29.3±6.2 274 50.3±7.4 25.8±6.2

Connecticut

259 83.3±5.4 51.4±7.3 27.5±6.4 247 36.9±7.1 19.2±5.7

Delaware

250 65.7±7.4 34.4±6.8 16.8±5.0 248 31.7±6.6 13.2±4.5

District of Columbia

257 77.6±6.8 53.1±7.5 30.0±6.5 253 37.6±7.2 17.3±5.9

Florida

250 77.0±7.1 48.7±7.8 26.9±6.7 247 38.9±7.5 18.3±5.8

Georgia

193 70.3±9.8 40.1±9.6 20.7±7.6 189 27.2±8.5 14.5±7.1

Hawaii

270 89.5±4.9 61.5±7.4 36.5±6.7 267 48.5±7.4 26.4±6.3

Idaho

216 84.4±6.2 56.8±7.7 30.5±7.0 212 40.2±7.5 24.8±6.6

Illinois

543 77.4±4.6 47.0±5.2 26.1±4.5 529 38.1±5.1 18.2±4.0

Indiana

259 74.1±6.3 38.6±6.8 21.5±5.8 251 35.7±6.7 18.1±5.5

Iowa

221 82.1±6.2 51.6±7.7 28.9±7.2 219 41.2±7.8 20.1±6.2

Kansas

209 77.4±6.5 40.3±7.4 22.5±6.1 204 37.4±7.3 11.4±4.4

Kentucky

204 61.3±8.7 31.5±7.3 22.8±6.5 199 28.9±7.3 14.2±5.6

Louisiana

285 56.9±6.9 30.3±6.1 12.6±4.2 278 25.3±5.7 13.4±4.5

Maine

210 81.7±6.7 50.5±8.0 29.2±6.9 209 48.6±8.0 24.7±6.8

Maryland

316 79.8±7.4 60.1±8.7 29.4±7.3 311 43.6±7.9 23.1±7.1

Massachusetts

245 81.4±6.2 53.7±7.9 24.9±6.7 237 36.8±7.4 17.5±5.9

Michigan

227 75.3±7.5 46.6±7.7 23.3±6.0 223 40.5±7.6 16.2±5.5

Minnesota

210 89.2±5.3 59.2±8.5 34.6±8.0 203 48.5±8.7 23.5±6.7

Mississippi

215 61.5±8.2 28.9±7.2 10.0±4.3 210 28.8±7.3 10.1±4.9

Missouri

207 67.9±8.0 42.1±7.9 20.2±6.0 202 32.5±7.4 14.1±5.3

Montana

218 91.2±4.6 50.7±8.1 25.5±6.5 211 53.4±8.1 19.3±6.1

Nebraska

228 82.4±5.8 46.1±7.3 25.8±6.3 223 46.5±7.4 20.2±5.8

Nevada

282 80.9±5.6 45.3±6.5 22.7±5.4 274 43.9±6.7 18.0±5.0

New Hampshire

230 86.4±5.5 57.6±7.5 32.9±6.9 221 51.7±7.7 27.0±6.7

New Jersey

290 81.6±5.7 56.2±7.0 30.9±6.6 282 39.6±7.0 22.3±6.2

New Mexico

247 76.9±6.8 45.9±7.5 28.3±6.4 238 43.1±7.6 16.1±5.1

New York

539 80.5±4.0 55.8±4.9 31.3±4.5 534 37.1±4.7 16.9±3.7

North Carolina

259 77.2±6.7 48.3±7.8 24.5±6.5 254 42.6±7.6 20.7±6.3

North Dakota

290 82.4±5.3 55.4±6.7 26.5±5.8 283 53.9±6.8 22.5±5.7

Ohio

264 70.1±6.8 42.1±7.0 21.6±5.7 257 35.5±6.8 15.0±4.8

Oklahoma

299 71.2±6.4 38.4±6.5 22.6±5.7 295 35.5±6.5 15.5±4.5

Oregon

255 91.9±4.2 64.4±7.0 40.2±6.8 249 52.1±7.2 25.8±6.0

Pennsylvania

638 72.9±4.9 45.7±5.6 26.1±4.9 624 34.0±5.2 15.3±4.1

Rhode Island

249 79.7±5.8 47.0±7.4 22.2±5.9 243 42.8±7.5 19.3±6.0

South Carolina

243 73.4±7.5 37.4±7.1 14.0±5.1 237 32.0±7.0 13.4±4.7

South Dakota

194 77.7±7.3 45.6±8.4 18.3±6.1 191 42.0±8.2 15.9±5.6

Tennessee

242 74.9±7.0 40.7±7.2 20.9±6.0 237 39.1±7.5 15.4±5.2

Texas

1140 78.4±4.9 42.9±5.4 20.9±4.2 1120 38.9±5.3 16.8±4.0

Utah

248 89.6±4.7 63.1±7.2 40.7±7.1 239 53.2±7.5 20.0±6.3

Vermont

272 90.0±4.0 66.5±6.3 45.3±6.7 260 60.5±6.8 29.6±6.2

Virginia

294 80.5±8.3 53.7±9.6 27.4±8.0 288 38.3±9.2 22.9±8.2

Washington

211 91.8±5.1 64.2±8.3 35.3±8.1 206 46.8±8.6 20.3±6.5

West Virginia

241 59.3±7.8 29.3±6.5 15.9±5.3 238 28.3±6.6 12.2±4.6

Wisconsin

213 83.5±6.1 54.9±7.9 26.2±6.5 211 48.0±7.8 21.4±6.2

Wyoming

211 87.6±5.4 56.6±8.0 30.0±7.1 208 43.6±7.9 16.2±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