Table 13D
2011 Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance(1)
National
Summary of Trends in Breastfeeding
Children Aged Less Than 5 years (2)

Summary of Trends in Breastfeeding (3)
Breastfeeding (4)
Year

Number Included
in Analysis

%
Ever
Breastfed

Number Included
in Analysis

%
Breastfed
At Least
6 Months

Number Included
in Analysis

%
Breastfed
At Least
12 Months

2011 1,554,257 66.3 818,127

26.0

939,360

17.9

2010 1,689,615 63.2 908,604

25.1

1,069,942

16.9

2009 1,769,160 61.7 911,779

27.0

1,092,573

18.5

2008 1,776,095 61.7 887,500

26.6

1,092,493

18.7

2007 1,747,004 59.8 874,434

25.4

979,105

17.5

2006 1,577,832 60.1 790,341

25.2

875,205

18.1

2005 1,515,954 58.5 751,259

24.3

869,342

17.7

2004 1,466,352 56.1 730,949

23.4

816,328

17.5

2003 1,244,877 55.1 606,003

23.4

701,977

17.3

2002 1,014,091 52.5 546,600

20.7

582,948

12.3

2001 553,594 50.1 311,294

21.5

310,791

13.9

2000 905,154 48.0 504,089

19.7

478,170

12.3

1999 864,433 47.8 495,446

18.6

452,736

11.7

1998 877,246 47.8 490,802

18.1

475,699

11.8

1997 750,078 45.1 440,557

16.8

416,287

11.4

1996 796,109 43.7 479,281

15.6

461,059

10.1

1995 717,537 41.6 409,439

16.0

401,859

10.7

1994 692,196 39.2 379,703

14.7

363,662

10.1

1993 479,000 38.9 266,051

15.0

271,481

11.6

1992 374,892 36.3 243,882

15.1

230,718

10.7

1991 511,841 32.5 258,025

13.7

241,238

10.6

1990 403,472 38.1 204,682

13.1

175,847

9.8

1989 347,322 37.9 185,009

13.4

160,759

10.3

1988 324,476 37.0 179,168

12.8

144,450

9.7

1987 266,327 39.4 157,403

12.7

123,455

10.8

1986 218,391 42.6 144,971

14.1

102,730

10.8

1985 173,368 46.0 116,531

14.3

78,866

10.8

1984 137,267 42.7 89,165

12.1

61,384

8.1

1983 34,661 41.3 23,107

14.5

15,338

10.5

1982 9,242 35.5 5,759

17.1

4,282

9.9

1981 1,274 32.4 1,263

8.2

1,096

7.1

1980 1,081 28.0 1,053

9.0

842

4.5

(1) Reporting period is January 1 through December 31.
(2) Analyses based on one record per child.
(3) Excludes records with unknown data or errors.
(4) Infants born during the reporting period included in the Ever Breastfed analysis. Infants who turned 6 months of age during the reporting period by/on their date of visit included in the Breastfed At Least 6 Months analysis. Children who turned 12 months of age during the reporting period by/on their date of visit included in the Breastfed At Least 12 Months analysis.
* Percentages are not calculated if < 100 records are available for analysis after exclusions.