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Breastfeeding Report Card 2009, United States: Process Indicators

StateAverage mPINC ScorePercent of live births occuring at facilities designated as Baby Friendly (BFHI)Percent of breastfed infants receiving formula before 2 days of ageNumber of IBCLCs* per 1,000 live birthsNumber of
La Leche
League
Groups per
1,000 Live
Births
Number of state health department FTEs** dedicated to breastfeedingState legislation about breastfeeding in public placesState legislation mandating^ employer lactation supportBreastfeeding coalition with public Web site
U.S. National632.8725.62.200.3479.79491541
Alabama55026.20.970.171.00yesnoyes
Alaska7322.4218.79.280.810.25yesnoyes
Arizona62036.71.480.141.50yesnoyes
Arkansas48021.21.520.313.50yesyesyes
California698.4028.21.940.216.40yesyesyes
Colorado662.9322.72.400.510.80yesyesyes
Connecticut7012.3420.03.940.721.00yesyesyes
Delaware63018.32.880.082.00yesnoyes
Dist of Columbia76028.41.020.113.00yesyesyes
Florida681.4830.81.610.281.00yesnoyes
Georgia56021.01.800.222.00yesnoyes
Hawaii628.8822.02.300.210.50yesnoyes
Idaho656.5013.91.880.441.00nonoyes
Illinois601.3128.52.110.382.00yesyesyes
Indiana624.6420.32.670.462.33yesyesyes
Iowa61015.62.080.340.50yesnoyes
Kansas59019.22.310.980.50yesnono
Kentucky575.4820.21.970.242.00yesnono
Louisiana54024.81.490.271.00yesnono
Maine7718.3316.05.740.851.00yesyesno
Maryland61025.63.060.461.50yesnoyes
Massachusetts752.9519.34.430.451.40yesnoyes
Michigan64032.62.070.251.00yesnoyes
Minnesota65019.22.580.491.00yesyesno
Mississippi50025.91.290.192.00yesnoyes
Missouri63019.61.890.502.00yesnoyes
Montana630.2517.82.250.640.50yesyesyes
Nebraska5721.2921.22.010.710.25nonoyes
Nevada57032.30.830.172.00yesnoyes
New Hampshire815.7718.76.141.270.50yesnoyes
New Jersey60036.42.210.392.00yesnoyes
New Mexico64026.52.420.231.00yesyesyes
New York672.1738.32.190.371.75yesyesyes
North Carolina61024.62.840.452.00yesnoyes
North Dakota59017.41.470.230.50yesnoyes
Ohio673.1419.72.700.411.00yesnoyes
Oklahoma57014.91.630.272.75yesnono
Oregon746.4213.84.270.511.00yesyesyes
Pennsylvania610.0818.22.240.402.00yesnoyes
Rhode Island7712.7823.44.690.401.00yesnoyes
South Carolina57027.11.610.271.00yesnoyes
South Dakota61023.12.120.081.00yesnoyes
Tennessee570.2415.91.730.211.00yesyesno
Texas580.9327.11.380.186.00yesnoyes
Utah615.9424.61.340.272.50yesnoyes
Vermont813.7212.49.981.541.00yesyesno
Virginia610.4919.73.040.422.00yesnoyes
Washington726.8523.04.160.511.40yesnoyes
West Virginia55021.82.460.231.00yesnoyes
Wisconsin6912.6910.62.790.511.60yesnono
Wyoming68013.21.771.140.86yesnono

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Immunization Survey, Provisional Data, 2006 Births.
www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/NIS_data/index.htm

* IBCLC - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
^State requires employers to provide space and time for lactation.
**FTE - Full-Time Equivalent.

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