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Breastfeeding Report Card 2012, United States: Process Indicators

StateAverage mPINC ScorePercent of live births occuring at Baby Friendly FacilitiesPercent of breastfed infants receiving formula before 2 days of ageNumber of La Leche League Leaders per 1,000 live birthsNumber of IBCLCs* per 1,000 live birthsNumber of state health department FTEs** dedicated to breastfeedingState child care center regulation supports lactation***
U.S. National70.06.2224.60.953.24135.006
Alabama63.02.4422.50.482.112.00No
Alaska78.021.7114.51.317.150.25No
Arizona73.00.0027.70.852.853.50Yes
Arkansas55.00.0016.00.541.713.50No
California79.021.3926.30.673.7318.30Yes
Colorado77.07.7219.51.463.811.00No
Connecticut76.019.3823.82.234.971.00No
Delaware77.00.0019.60.263.612.00Yes
Dist of Columbia79.011.4028.80.551.422.00No
Florida69.02.9325.60.872.361.00No
Georgia65.00.0034.40.682.513.00No
Hawaii76.08.9529.60.634.273.50No
Idaho73.07.0113.41.163.151.00No
Illinois66.01.4332.30.932.851.00No
Indiana68.012.1615.71.024.313.30No
Iowa67.00.0020.80.752.630.75No
Kansas64.00.0022.11.923.401.50No
Kentucky60.05.8419.70.342.634.00No
Louisiana65.00.0026.20.582.183.00No
Maine83.027.6716.02.166.401.00No
Maryland70.00.0022.70.983.943.50No
Massachusetts84.05.5821.11.685.311.75No
Michigan67.00.5520.21.522.562.20No
Minnesota72.04.1417.51.094.332.00No
Mississippi51.00.0028.60.751.672.00Yes
Missouri66.00.8818.11.493.343.00No
Montana69.00.2610.12.323.731.00No
Nebraska64.07.5418.71.393.430.50No
Nevada60.00.0024.30.781.372.00No
New Hampshire88.027.2910.02.417.621.00No
New Jersey71.02.5935.51.433.042.50No
New Mexico69.00.0019.10.793.172.50No
New York73.04.4929.70.642.976.00No
North Carolina67.09.9118.91.374.362.00Yes
North Dakota72.00.0014.80.661.980.80No
Ohio71.04.1817.81.083.571.50No
Oklahoma62.00.0022.70.642.804.50No
Oregon80.08.3217.71.496.651.50No
Pennsylvania66.00.0814.11.192.752.00No
Rhode Island81.014.1925.60.635.561.20No
South Carolina67.00.0029.80.672.231.00No
South Dakota63.00.0024.10.422.541.00No
Tennessee62.00.2617.50.542.191.00No
Texas66.04.6630.50.552.148.75No
Utah69.06.2717.90.712.055.00No
Vermont76.03.8912.63.3713.342.00Yes
Virginia67.00.5227.81.444.032.80No
Washington77.09.1726.01.435.344.70No
West Virginia60.00.0016.70.493.271.00No
Wisconsin76.016.8519.91.284.002.50No
Wyoming70.03.1417.61.722.785.20No

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

* IBCLC - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
**FTE - Full-Time Equivalent.
***Based on the PCO/CFOC IA1 standard

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