Rates of Any and Exclusive Breastfeeding by State among Children Born in 2018 (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 21428 83.9±.90 56.7±1.2 35.0±1.1 20760 46.3±1.2 25.8±1.0
Alabama 231 70.6±8.0 43.4±8.2 26.3±6.9 222 39.3±8.0 23.6±6.8
Alaska 316 90.2±4.0 67.6±5.7 45.5±5.9 303 55.3±6.1 32.1±5.6
Arizona 352 76.9±5.8 51.4±6.5 32.9±6.0 343 39.5±6.4 24.6±5.6
Arkansas 464 76.2±5.3 46.7±6.0 28.1±5.2 453 44.0±6.1 19.9±4.7
California 638 91.2±3.4 60.5±6.1 38.3±5.6 615 51.6±6.1 27.6±5.1
Colorado 344 90.1±4.3 64.9±7.0 39.7±6.8 336 58.1±7.0 37.3±6.8
Connecticut 258 90.8±3.9 56.2±7.5 33.0±6.8 252 50.6±7.6 30.3±7.0
Delaware 338 82.4±4.5 61.6±5.9 35.8±5.6 326 46.6±6.0 28.2±5.3
District of Columbia 411 85.4±4.7 62.4±5.9 37.7±5.5 399 45.1±5.8 26.3±5.1
Florida 477 76.3±6.2 49.7±6.6 31.4±5.8 466 40.3±6.4 21.4±5.1
Georgia 345 80.9±6.0 52.9±7.0 36.2±6.6 335 43.6±7.0 24.3±6.0
Hawaii 288 94.6±3.0 74.1±5.7 52.0±6.6 276 59.2±6.6 36.6±6.4
Idaho 482 89.2±4.1 62.6±5.9 38.5±5.5 464 55.3±5.9 31.3±5.2
Illinois 713 84.6±3.4 54.1±4.8 32.1±4.2 691 47.9±4.8 25.5±4.0
Indiana 334 79.3±5.6 52.2±6.4 33.6±5.8 318 45.3±6.5 22.1±5.0
Iowa 281 84.7±5.1 53.6±7.0 30.4±6.1 270 48.6±7.1 27.3±6.3
Kansas 420 87.9±4.3 60.2±6.2 38.5±6.1 407 53.6±6.3 32.0±5.9
Kentucky 322 79.1±5.2 49.3±6.4 29.7±5.6 318 38.8±6.3 21.8±5.0
Louisiana 527 70.2±6.1 39.9±5.9 19.6±4.6 515 38.0±5.8 18.2±4.2
Maine 312 82.3±4.9 61.4±6.3 43.5±6.2 298 52.9±6.5 30.0±5.7
Maryland 977 86.8±3.1 62.9±4.3 41.9±4.3 941 47.5±4.5 26.6±3.9
Massachusetts 413 84.8±5.1 62.8±6.8 38.7±6.6 402 48.2±7.1 24.5±5.9
Michigan 485 84.4±4.6 53.9±6.0 31.4±5.3 471 46.1±6.0 29.8±5.5
Minnesota 413 88.6±4.2 66.2±6.1 40.1±5.9 402 53.1±6.4 29.4±5.8
Mississippi 372 68.0±5.9 34.6±5.5 17.5±4.2 362 32.8±5.6 16.4±4.3
Missouri 471 83.2±4.6 52.0±5.8 31.4±5.1 451 47.0±5.8 24.7±4.9
Montana 255 87.3±5.1 61.9±6.9 43.5±6.9 249 58.1±7.0 31.6±6.5
Nebraska 284 85.5±4.6 58.4±6.6 36.1±6.2 276 48.5±6.7 27.1±5.8
Nevada 419 83.4±4.5 55.8±5.9 37.3±5.8 405 45.5±6.0 28.0±5.5
New Hampshire 261 86.8±4.9 59.3±6.8 34.4±6.4 249 54.0±7.0 29.0±6.3
New Jersey 347 81.7±6.0 59.8±7.2 34.5±6.8 341 36.8±7.0 22.5±5.8
New Mexico 504 84.3±4.4 56.0±5.8 35.0±5.3 484 51.8±5.9 29.6±5.3
New York 899 87.1±3.1 61.8±4.2 37.7±4.3 873 42.1±4.4 24.1±3.8
North Carolina 337 85.0±5.2 56.0±7.3 33.2±6.7 327 37.9±6.8 20.2±5.3
North Dakota 331 81.2±6.5 59.8±7.2 35.2±6.8 317 50.2±7.4 24.9±6.0
Ohio 412 82.3±5.1 50.0±6.1 31.0±5.4 398 44.0±6.1 23.1±5.0
Oklahoma 273 82.1±5.8 53.8±7.3 34.0±6.8 259 46.1±7.5 24.7±6.3
Oregon 295 93.7±3.4 74.9±6.1 49.0±6.8 278 62.3±6.8 36.3±6.6
Pennsylvania 702 76.9±4.9 54.8±5.4 33.6±5.1 683 41.4±5.3 23.6±4.5
Rhode Island 222 84.5±5.5 54.1±7.8 36.8±7.5 217 38.9±7.7 22.7±6.8
South Carolina 313 77.3±6.0 48.6±6.7 29.1±5.6 307 45.9±6.7 23.6±5.3
South Dakota 443 84.7±4.6 64.8±5.9 43.0±5.8 436 60.1±5.9 35.7±5.6
Tennessee 432 79.1±5.1 49.2±6.4 32.0±5.9 425 39.3±6.2 22.4±5.2
Texas 1234 85.1±3.5 58.5±4.5 34.9±4.3 1200 46.3±4.6 26.9±4.0
Utah 232 87.8±5.6 66.4±7.7 39.1±7.6 223 51.4±8.0 27.8±7.0
Vermont 356 90.4±4.0 71.7±5.8 55.1±6.1 343 63.8±6.1 36.5±6.0
Virginia 558 87.5±4.9 65.0±6.8 35.7±6.4 539 56.6±7.0 27.5±6.1
Washington 539 95.1±2.2 69.6±5.2 47.6±5.5 520 53.4±5.6 32.3±5.1
West Virginia 292 63.0±6.5 35.9±6.0 21.3±4.9 286 29.9±5.8 15.8±4.5
Wisconsin 224 83.7±6.7 59.7±8.5 40.4±8.2 212 56.9±8.8 33.4±7.9
Wyoming 280 87.9±4.7 62.1±6.7 38.3±6.9 277 56.2±7.0 30.1±6.6
Guam 161 85.6±6.8 57.6±9.3 34.5±8.7 157 41.4±9.1 28.7±8.3
Puerto Rico 611 89.5±3.1 49.6±5.0 36.8±4.8 600 51.8±5.0 31.4±4.6

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 2030 targets on breastfeeding.

2Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as ONLY breast milk — NO solids, no water, and no other liquids

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