Breastfeeding Initiation Rate in the District of Columbia

US Birth Certificate Breastfeeding Initiation Data, 2018–2019

Breastfeeding Initiation Rate, 2018–20191,2

1US birth certificate data from 2018–2019 National Vital Statistics System are used to determine the percentage of live infants who initiated breastfeeding, defined as receiving any breast milk or colostrum during the period between delivery and discharge from the birth facility or completion of the birth certificate for home births. More information is available.

2US birth certificate data uses Federal Information Processing Standard code 11001 for the District of Columbia.

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