Breastfeeding Rates

National Immunization Survey-Child (NIS-Child)

A mother breastfeeding.

CDC surveys breastfeeding practices in the United States to monitor progress over time and identify priority areas that need attention. The National Immunization Survey-Child (NIS-Child) uses random-digit dialing to survey US households with children aged 19-35 months. Data are used to monitor vaccine coverage in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and some cities, counties, and U.S. territories. Since July 2001, breastfeeding questions have been asked on the NIS-Child survey and are used to monitor breastfeeding rates at both national and state levels by birth year. All surveyed US households with children aged 19 to 35 months are asked the breastfeeding questions.

View the nation’s latest breastfeeding rates and statistics by using the “Results” tab or by exploring the interactive Data, Trends, and Maps site.

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