Rates of Any and Exclusive Breastfeeding by State among Children Born in 2015 (Percentage +/- half 95% Confidence Interval)1,2
Rates of Any and Exclusive Breastfeeding by State among Children Born in 2015 (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 17673 83.2±1.0 57.6±1.4 35.9±1.3 17102 46.9±1.4 24.9±1.2
Alabama 328 68.1±6.4 39.1±6.1 24.8±5.2 319 34.1±5.8 20.6±4.8
Alaska 281 93.1±3.2 69.2±6.0 49.7±6.4 266 65.3±6.4 42.1±6.3
Arizona 296 82.7±5.7 55.3±7.0 35.5±6.3 288 51.8±6.9 26.3±5.8
Arkansas 287 73.8±6.9 45.2±7.0 24.2±5.6 278 39.0±6.9 20.4±5.5
California 374 87.2±5.4 66.7±7.7 40.2±7.7 358 53.0±8.2 26.3±6.9
Colorado 281 90.9±4.3 63.9±7.2 40.0±7.0 276 57.2±7.4 22.4±5.7
Connecticut 321 86.3±4.6 59.6±6.5 39.1±6.3 308 45.5±6.5 23.6±5.6
Delaware 251 77.4±6.3 55.6±7.2 33.4±7.0 242 47.2±7.4 23.6±6.3
District of Columbia 310 83.0±5.7 65.5±6.7 43.6±6.6 305 52.6±6.8 29.1±5.9
Florida 394 82.6±5.2 54.0±6.8 33.5±6.4 384 41.6±6.7 21.3±5.5
Georgia 351 84.0±5.0 55.5±6.5 34.9±6.1 334 43.8±6.6 22.1±5.4
Hawaii 277 90.6±4.2 65.6±6.4 47.2±6.5 268 54.9±6.6 32.9±6.2
Idaho 226 90.1±4.1 62.1±7.2 39.0±6.9 219 52.4±7.3 28.4±6.5
Illinois 535 80.3±4.3 53.0±5.0 33.8±4.5 514 39.6±4.8 19.5±3.6
Indiana 289 78.8±5.9 53.5±6.8 33.0±6.2 281 47.5±6.8 31.7±6.3
Iowa 240 81.5±5.7 51.4±7.2 30.2±6.5 229 51.6±7.2 29.5±6.7
Kansas 219 83.6±6.3 58.2±7.7 36.5±7.5 212 50.4±7.9 26.1±6.9
Kentucky 270 73.9±6.0 48.6±6.9 28.2±6.3 257 39.8±6.9 21.1±6.0
Louisiana 385 67.0±6.3 39.0±5.8 20.6±4.4 377 39.4±5.9 20.2±4.7
Maine 320 85.3±5.1 62.1±6.3 41.8±6.2 307 52.5±6.5 34.1±6.0
Maryland 415 91.0±5.0 66.8±8.3 41.1±8.2 394 50.1±8.6 26.2±7.4
Massachusetts 341 87.4±5.7 55.6±7.3 36.8±6.8 332 46.5±7.3 26.6±6.4
Michigan 277 77.7±6.4 55.6±7.4 34.6±6.8 266 44.1±7.2 23.9±6.0
Minnesota 282 89.2±4.9 65.3±7.2 38.9±6.9 270 56.3±7.6 37.2±7.3
Mississippi 348 63.2±6.3 35.4±5.8 18.3±4.4 341 28.2±5.3 13.0±3.7
Missouri 263 82.3±5.8 57.8±7.2 33.1±6.4 256 52.7±7.3 31.3±6.6
Montana 220 83.9±6.4 61.1±8.1 40.5±7.8 216 56.8±8.1 35.7±7.6
Nebraska 229 82.2±6.0 57.0±7.4 40.2±7.3 219 46.7±7.6 25.4±6.1
Nevada 286 83.5±4.9 49.9±6.8 30.6±6.0 278 44.1±6.7 20.8±5.3
New Hampshire 273 87.4±4.7 64.7±6.3 45.6±6.5 265 55.9±6.5 30.2±5.8
New Jersey 411 82.8±4.8 57.6±5.9 36.1±5.6 392 40.6±5.8 24.4±5.0
New Mexico 282 87.7±4.6 59.8±6.6 35.1±6.3 273 53.0±6.8 27.6±6.0
New York 655 85.1±3.3 59.5±4.4 38.3±4.3 631 42.8±4.5 21.4±3.7
North Carolina 317 84.9±5.7 58.8±7.1 33.2±6.3 307 48.1±7.1 27.0±6.2
North Dakota 234 81.7±5.8 58.2±7.2 33.4±7.0 227 46.2±7.3 29.1±6.8
Ohio 325 81.9±5.3 53.1±6.5 30.7±5.8 318 44.4±6.3 23.7±5.2
Oklahoma 276 75.9±6.1 49.0±6.8 31.0±6.1 274 44.2±6.7 21.6±5.3
Oregon 247 89.4±4.7 72.5±6.8 51.7±7.5 238 57.8±7.9 33.4±6.9
Pennsylvania 666 83.8±4.9 59.2±6.6 39.0±6.5 651 48.9±6.7 25.6±5.5
Rhode Island 279 81.4±5.1 49.6±6.3 30.9±5.7 266 47.9±6.5 28.9±5.8
South Carolina 300 76.4±6.2 45.1±6.9 28.0±5.9 290 42.7±6.9 24.4±5.9
South Dakota 238 83.3±6.0 62.6±7.4 42.7±7.3 231 54.3±7.5 32.2±6.8
Tennessee 275 75.7±6.9 49.8±7.3 34.4±6.7 272 34.5±6.6 22.7±5.5
Texas 1888 85.0±2.6 56.6±3.4 35.2±3.2 1832 48.0±3.5 24.1±2.8
Utah 255 89.7±4.6 62.5±7.2 40.8±7.0 240 49.7±7.4 27.8±6.6
Vermont 249 89.3±4.5 70.9±6.5 51.3±6.8 241 62.8±6.9 38.0±6.8
Virginia 405 81.7±7.2 62.5±8.7 39.3±8.2 393 45.6±8.6 26.6±7.5
Washington 312 92.4±4.0 72.7±6.6 48.2±7.1 303 58.9±7.2 29.1±6.4
West Virginia 320 68.6±6.3 40.1±6.0 24.3±5.0 305 36.3±6.1 20.2±4.8
Wisconsin 254 82.2±6.0 59.0±7.2 39.3±6.7 252 48.8±7.1 28.3±6.0
Wyoming 316 90.0±4.1 59.4±6.3 38.6±6.0 307 56.8±6.4 28.8±5.6
Guam 253 80.6±5.8 49.0±6.9 29.7±6.1 250 38.8±6.6 19.4±5.2
Puerto Rico 360 85.9±4.4 47.0±6.1 29.8±5.4 352 48.4±6.2 26.5±5.3
Virgin Islands 132 83.9±8.6 51.9±10.8 33.1±9.7 129 31.6±9.6 19.9±8.3

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 — NO solids, no water, and no other liquids

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