Rates of Any and Exclusive Breastfeeding by State Among Children Born in 2017 (Percentage +/- half 95% Confidence Interval)1,2
Any Breastfeeding Exclusive Breastfeeding
Ever Breastfed Breastfed at 6 Months Breastfed at 12 Months Exclusive Breastfeeding through 3 Months Exclusive Breastfeeding through 6 Months
n % ± half 95% CI % ± half 95% CI % ± half 95% CI n % ± half 95% CI % ± half 95% CI
U.S. National 20016 84.1±1.0 58.3±1.4 35.3±1.4 19417 46.9±1.4 25.6±1.2
Alabama 349 69.0±6.0 38.5±5.9 21.6±5.0 337 37.8±6.2 20.4±5.0
Alaska 244 91.9±4.0 67.4±7.4 43.9±7.3 236 58.6±7.7 35.3±7.1
Arizona 321 89.9±3.5 64.9±6.3 39.3±6.3 311 48.8±6.6 24.6±5.7
Arkansas 430 70.1±6.2 43.1±6.1 23.8±5.0 418 39.4±6.0 19.4±4.6
California 416 90.3±5.9 67.1±8.6 43.3±9.0 397 50.1±9.1 28.2±8.2
Colorado 277 92.2±5.0 69.2±8.1 47.0±8.4 271 54.5±8.6 34.1±7.8
Connecticut 184 85.4±7.4 62.4±9.2 43.2±9.1 180 48.4±9.4 25.7±8.0
Delaware 337 79.7±5.2 55.2±6.2 31.2±5.5 328 42.7±6.1 23.6±5.1
District of Columbia 374 88.0±4.8 64.7±6.5 39.3±6.3 359 47.3±6.7 24.0±5.5
Florida 559 75.6±5.8 52.4±6.5 30.7±5.7 535 41.1±6.3 19.9±5.0
Georgia 386 83.5±5.3 56.7±6.6 33.5±6.0 379 43.9±6.6 22.1±5.1
Hawaii 283 89.1±5.0 74.5±6.5 55.0±7.1 268 57.4±7.5 30.6±6.5
Idaho 228 94.6±3.2 63.4±7.8 38.3±7.8 218 52.4±8.2 24.6±7.3
Illinois 566 84.2±3.9 52.9±5.1 30.3±4.5 551 42.1±5.0 23.9±4.3
Indiana 317 78.4±5.8 47.0±6.6 27.4±5.6 307 42.6±6.6 21.1±5.1
Iowa 232 80.2±5.9 54.1±7.6 32.5±7.2 223 41.8±7.5 24.8±6.5
Kansas 346 84.6±4.9 58.7±6.7 37.2±6.6 338 51.6±6.8 31.6±6.2
Kentucky 219 72.6±7.7 44.5±7.9 23.2±6.5 215 37.5±7.9 23.0±6.8
Louisiana 444 66.2±6.8 41.0±6.6 21.8±5.4 436 39.0±6.7 21.8±5.7
Maine 306 88.1±4.4 62.2±6.5 39.6±6.4 298 52.7±6.6 28.1±5.8
Maryland 775 88.6±3.7 65.7±5.3 41.2±5.1 749 51.9±5.3 29.4±4.8
Massachusetts 321 80.7±7.0 58.1±8.3 37.9±8.1 309 44.5±8.4 23.9±7.3
Michigan 404 85.3±4.7 58.0±6.3 34.4±5.8 390 48.1±6.4 25.8±5.6
Minnesota 256 95.3±2.9 79.1±6.0 49.8±8.2 252 61.9±8.2 38.7±8.3
Mississippi 403 70.0±5.9 38.6±5.7 20.3±4.4 388 34.8±5.6 18.1±4.2
Missouri 365 77.5±5.6 50.2±6.4 27.2±5.3 352 42.3±6.3 23.4±5.3
Montana 308 84.6±5.4 62.1±6.5 36.8±6.2 301 55.1±6.7 31.1±6.0
Nebraska 234 85.3±5.0 63.0±7.0 41.4±7.1 227 53.9±7.3 32.6±6.8
Nevada 423 81.8±5.1 57.4±6.2 36.0±5.9 412 40.9±6.1 21.7±5.2
New Hampshire 267 88.3±4.6 65.4±6.9 39.5±6.9 262 63.0±7.0 36.7±7.0
New Jersey 413 88.7±3.7 63.5±5.8 38.6±6.0 397 46.9±6.2 27.7±5.7
New Mexico 523 83.4±4.5 57.9±5.8 40.0±5.6 513 49.1±5.9 26.6±5.2
New York 782 87.4±3.9 59.8±5.3 37.8±4.9 760 45.2±5.2 25.8±4.5
North Carolina 398 80.3±5.6 50.3±6.3 29.2±5.5 393 42.5±6.2 23.3±5.0
North Dakota 273 84.0±5.2 56.8±6.9 32.4±6.4 265 50.7±7.0 29.1±6.4
Ohio 351 80.1±5.8 51.1±6.5 31.1±5.8 344 41.3±6.4 21.6±5.1
Oklahoma 356 77.7±5.5 53.6±6.1 31.0±5.5 343 44.7±6.1 23.7±5.0
Oregon 182 93.2±4.5 73.4±7.9 48.4±9.0 177 65.8±8.9 35.6±8.7
Pennsylvania 680 82.9±4.6 58.0±6.0 34.6±5.4 662 47.9±6.0 25.9±5.0
Rhode Island 271 82.8±5.0 53.9±6.6 35.4±6.2 260 45.0±6.7 22.7±5.5
South Carolina 378 80.5±5.0 55.6±6.1 30.9±5.5 368 45.0±6.1 25.6±5.2
South Dakota 258 88.5±4.5 70.1±6.4 41.2±6.8 250 53.1±7.1 32.1±6.5
Tennessee 229 75.8±8.5 48.7±9.5 24.0±7.2 225 49.9±9.7 27.2±8.4
Texas 1888 85.9±2.4 55.1±3.5 31.3±3.1 1827 45.8±3.5 23.9±2.9
Utah 274 91.8±3.9 64.1±7.1 42.4±6.8 261 48.2±7.0 26.3±6.1
Vermont 368 90.2±4.1 70.4±5.7 51.3±6.1 355 58.6±6.2 36.8±5.8
Virginia 417 91.7±4.7 74.0±7.3 42.3±8.0 408 56.8±8.2 30.4±7.3
Washington 442 92.5±3.9 74.6±5.6 49.6±6.4 423 58.0±6.5 28.9±5.7
West Virginia 378 69.9±5.2 42.6±5.4 25.3±4.5 375 37.5±5.2 20.9±4.4
Wisconsin 312 82.8±5.4 59.2±6.6 34.0±6.0 300 51.0±6.6 28.1±5.7
Wyoming 269 90.0±4.3 64.8±6.5 38.0±6.6 264 51.7±6.8 31.8±6.3
Guam 195 76.0±8.7 47.5±9.0 29.9±7.8 185 35.4±8.2 22.4±6.6

1Data from the U.S. territories are excluded from the national breastfeeding estimates to be consistent with the analytical methods for the establishment of Healthy People 2020 targets on breastfeeding.

2Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as ONLY breast milk‚ÄźNO solids, no water, and no other liquids.

Source: National Immunization Survey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services.