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Breastfeeding Report Card 2007, United States: Process Indicators

StatePercent of Live Births Occuring at Facilities Designated as Baby Friendly (BFHI)Number of IBCLCs* per 1,000 Live BirthsNumber of La Leche League groups per 1,000 live birthsNumber of state health dept. FTEs** dedicated to breastfeedingState legislation about breastfeeding in public placesState legislation about lactation and employmentPresence of an active statewide breastfeeding coalitionPresence of statewide breastfeeding coalition Web site
U.S. National1.792.120.3580.6646154233
Alabama01.90.232.00YesNoYesYes
Alaska05.830.960.25YesNoYesYes
Arizona01.310.251.50YesNoYesYes
Arkansas01.680.233.50YesNoYesYes
California3.281.660.218.50YesYesYesYes
Colorado2.1320.450.88YesNoYesYes
Connecticut12.443.760.671.00YesYesYesYes
Delaware02.920.252.00YesNoYesYes
Dist of Columbia01.140.091.00NoNoYesYes
Florida1.81.560.241.00YesNoNoNo
Georgia01.730.202.00YesYesYesYes
Hawaii10.462.510.220.50YesYesYesYes
Idaho6.11.950.431.00NoNoNoNo
Illinois1.492.040.342.00YesYesYesNo
Indiana2.392.440.321.75YesNoYesYes
Iowa02.010.330.50YesNoYesNo
Kansas02.230.601.00YesNoNoNo
Kentucky5.691.950.302.50YesNoYesNo
Louisiana01.410.232.00YesNoYesNo
Maine17.375.310.711.00YesNoYesNo
Maryland03.080.351.05YesNoYesYes
Massachusetts2.834.450.611.33NoNoYesYes
Michigan01.960.492.00YesNoYesYes
Minnesota02.540.491.00YesYesYesNo
Mississippi01.390.212.00YesNoYesYes
Missouri01.920.501.00YesNoNoNo
Montana0.341.980.601.00YesNoYesYes
Nebraska13.541.610.760.50NoNoNoNo
Nevada00.910.212.00YesNoYesYes
New Hampshire5.735.680.491.00YesNoYesYes
New Jersey02.160.402.00YesNoYesYes
New Mexico02.010.381.00YesYesYesYes
New York1.012.180.312.50YesYesYesNo
North Carolina02.820.452.00YesNoYesYes
North Dakota01.430.361.00NoNoYesYes
Ohio2.362.710.431.00YesNoNoNo
Oklahoma01.70.332.00YesYesYesNo
Oregon6.374.480.371.20YesYesYesYes
Pennsylvania0.212.260.322.00YesNoYesYes
Rhode Island9.693.860.321.00YesYesYesYes
South Carolina01.560.281.00YesNoYesYes
South Dakota02.010.091.00YesNoYesYes
Tennessee0.461.840.201.00YesYesYesNo
Texas01.280.185.00YesYesYesYes
Utah01.20.211.20YesNoYesYes
Vermont3.778.961.541.00YesNoYesYes
Virginia02.960.521.00YesYesYesYes
Washington8.974.150.591.00YesYesYesYes
West Virginia02.540.051.00YesNoNoNo
Wisconsin9.12.580.551.00YesNoNoNo
Wyoming02.070.692.00YesNoNoNo

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Immunization Survey, Provisional Data, 2004 Births. August 2008. www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/NIS_data/index.htm

* International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC).
** Full-time equivalents (FTEs).
The national total for BFHI was incorrectly calculated in the original publication of this report. This PDF provides corrected numbers.

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