Rates of Any and Exclusive Breastfeeding by State among Children Born in 2013 (Percentage +/- half 95% Confidence Interval)a,b
Any Breastfeeding Exclusive Breastfeeding
Ever Breastfed Breastfed at 6 Months Breastfed at 12 Months Exclusive Breastfeeding through 3 Months Exclusive Breastfeeding through 6 Months
State n % ± half 95% CI % ± half 95% CI % ± half 95% CI n % ± half 95% CI % ± half 95% CI
Alabama 301 67.6±6.8 35.8±6.4 20.7±5.0 294 32.6±6.3 10.9±3.6
Alaska 316 90.8±3.5 62.1±6.1 38.4±5.8 307 55.3±6.3 27.8±5.4
Arizona 291 85.0±5.5 54.8±7.1 30.0±6.3 282 46.3±7.2 23.8±5.9
Arkansas 248 68.4±7.4 39.5±7.4 20.2±5.7 239 32.2±7.2 14.1±5.4
California 374 90.2±4.6 58.5±7.8 34.3±7.0 364 51.5±7.8 24.8±6.3
Colorado 281 88.6±4.7 66.2±7.0 40.6±6.8 276 57.3±7.1 26.4±6.0
Connecticut 259 85.2±5.6 55.3±7.3 34.9±6.7 247 44.0±7.0 21.4±5.5
Delaware 254 74.6±6.7 40.6±6.7 24.5±5.7 243 36.8±6.8 18.9±5.1
District of Columbia 343 82.8±5.3 57.4±6.4 33.1±5.6 336 43.5±6.3 23.2±4.9
Florida 335 81.1±5.8 47.3±7.1 24.6±5.7 323 44.9±7.2 18.4±5.1
Georgia 312 69.2±7.0 48.9±7.2 29.8±6.6 305 38.7±7.1 25.4±6.6
Hawaii 278 90.6±4.1 65.3±6.4 42.9±6.5 269 54.8±6.7 30.0±6.0
Idaho 216 92.9±3.7 65.4±7.0 39.6±7.0 209 56.7±7.4 28.1±6.7
Illinois 623 81.1±3.9 52.5±5.0 29.2±4.3 611 43.2±4.9 25.5±4.2
Indiana 248 76.1±6.7 37.7±6.9 20.7±5.5 240 39.3±7.2 16.5±5.0
Iowa 239 80.5±6.3 52.9±7.3 33.8±6.9 232 43.0±7.2 24.9±6.3
Kansas 237 83.8±5.8 50.5±7.4 32.4±6.8 235 50.2±7.4 23.4±6.3
Kentucky 271 66.9±7.3 35.3±6.8 21.6±5.7 267 35.0±6.8 19.0±5.4
Louisiana 278 60.9±7.1 31.2±6.2 13.3±4.3 270 26.8±6.1 11.8±4.3
Maine 253 86.6±5.3 61.1±7.4 42.2±7.3 248 53.7±7.5 32.0±6.9
Maryland 375 84.8±6.0 66.5±7.1 40.6±6.8 364 45.8±7.3 23.2±5.8
Massachusetts 343 87.4±4.4 67.9±6.3 38.7±6.4 321 49.2±6.9 19.9±5.2
Michigan 253 80.8±6.7 51.6±7.6 31.8±6.9 244 42.3±7.7 26.6±6.7
Minnesota 316 90.1±3.9 65.9±6.2 41.0±6.4 303 53.9±6.7 31.4±6.3
Mississippi 272 52.0±7.6 23.9±5.9 11.3±4.1 269 21.4±5.6 9.3±4.0
Missouri 243 85.4±5.4 56.6±7.8 36.5±7.3 235 49.7±7.9 24.7±6.4
Montana 253 86.4±5.6 59.3±7.6 31.5±6.8 249 60.7±7.7 33.8±7.3
Nebraska 238 80.8±6.4 50.0±7.4 30.1±6.7 228 41.5±7.3 22.6±6.0
Nevada 244 82.6±5.8 49.5±7.4 31.0±6.7 239 45.9±7.4 24.9±6.3
New Hampshire 238 79.6±6.1 54.8±7.2 34.0±6.8 231 51.1±7.3 26.8±6.6
New Jersey 331 82.0±5.8 52.6±6.8 30.2±6.1 311 41.4±6.8 23.1±5.9
New Mexico 255 85.5±5.7 51.1±7.8 29.5±6.8 242 52.0±8.1 26.6±7.2
New York 700 82.2±3.5 55.8±4.3 33.6±4.0 678 40.8±4.3 19.7±3.2
North Carolina 317 75.3±6.5 47.5±6.7 30.0±6.1 305 45.4±6.8 20.8±5.3
North Dakota 273 82.3±5.5 51.5±6.8 27.9±6.3 268 49.0±6.8 23.6±5.8
Ohio 263 77.7±6.3 43.8±7.0 25.6±6.0 251 39.6±7.0 22.3±5.7
Oklahoma 229 74.7±6.9 37.9±7.4 22.3±6.1 220 35.1±7.3 15.7±5.2
Oregon 196 92.5±4.9 68.2±7.8 44.9±7.9 183 52.9±8.4 30.6±7.5
Pennsylvania 627 73.3±6.0 47.6±6.5 31.9±6.2 608 41.2±6.5 20.5±5.3
Puerto Rico 363 82.7±5.3 37.1±5.6 21.2±4.5 361 35.2±5.7 20.1±4.3
Rhode Island 275 81.8±5.4 56.0±6.7 36.7±6.5 267 45.4±6.8 27.4±6.1
South Carolina 275 71.4±6.9 44.0±7.2 27.2±6.3 272 40.8±7.2 22.8±6.0
South Dakota 239 83.6±6.0 53.4±7.7 31.8±6.7 234 45.1±7.6 23.4±6.0
Tennessee 233 71.1±7.1 42.5±7.4 24.7±6.1 230 38.7±7.3 16.1±5.2
Texas 1570 81.9±3.1 46.5±4.1 26.8±3.6 1537 41.4±4.1 21.0±3.4
Utah 225 94.4±3.2 70.4±7.1 42.6±7.6 215 50.7±8.0 27.0±6.8
Vermont 235 84.5±5.5 64.6±6.9 42.2±6.8 226 58.0±7.1 31.3±6.5
Virginia 387 82.0±7.8 55.2±8.9 35.5±8.1 378 49.5±8.9 22.0±7.0
Washington 308 87.4±5.1 63.7±7.1 39.4±6.8 299 51.7±7.3 28.0±6.2
West Virginia 290 64.6±6.6 35.8±6.4 18.3±5.1 287 32.6±6.2 14.1±4.7
Wisconsin 239 80.3±6.5 58.9±7.4 34.1±7.1 234 50.4±7.6 26.6±6.5
Wyoming 242 89.7±4.3 59.5±7.3 37.1±7.2 236 57.0±7.5 27.0±6.6

aBreastfeeding rates presented in this table are based on dual-frame (landline and cellular telephone) samples from 2014 and 2015 National Immunization Surveys. See survey methods for details on study design.

bExclusive 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