Rates of Any and Exclusive Breastfeeding by State among Children Born in 2016 (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 17604 83.8±1.2 57.3±1.6 36.2±1.5 17059 47.5±1.6 25.4±1.3
Alabama 338 74.6±5.8 40.1±6.4 23.5±5.3 330 36.7±6.1 20.0±5.0
Alaska 249 92.5±3.9 70.8±6.4 50.8±6.8 240 61.9±6.7 41.7±6.8
Arizona 296 83.2±5.4 58.4±6.7 33.0±5.9 291 45.7±6.6 25.1±5.5
Arkansas 281 70.9±6.6 39.8±6.6 23.7±5.4 272 35.9±6.6 19.2±5.1
California 374 88.1±6.3 58.5±9.2 43.5±9.0 365 50.7±9.2 25.1±7.5
Colorado 290 89.7±4.8 67.0±7.6 38.5±7.5 287 61.3±7.6 27.3±6.8
Connecticut 218 87.1±5.8 62.6±8.3 42.3±8.5 213 48.3±8.6 22.3±6.5
Delaware 276 78.5±6.0 52.8±6.9 30.6±6.5 274 40.2±6.7 19.8±5.1
District of Columbia 347 76.9±6.2 57.7±6.9 38.8±6.4 335 46.4±6.7 23.7±5.6
Florida 406 79.2±6.4 54.7±6.9 31.9±6.0 399 44.2±6.9 23.4±5.6
Georgia 400 84.1±4.8 56.7±6.3 32.3±5.7 384 49.6±6.4 27.0±5.7
Hawaii 283 88.9±4.7 70.8±6.4 53.0±6.7 269 55.6±6.9 33.2±6.3
Idaho 200 89.4±5.3 69.0±7.5 39.5±7.8 194 62.1±7.9 32.8±7.5
Illinois 561 82.6±3.9 57.3±5.0 33.5±4.7 540 43.6±5.0 24.3±4.3
Indiana 305 82.1±5.3 48.5±6.5 29.3±5.8 293 46.0±6.7 27.4±5.9
Iowa 196 84.5±6.3 62.0±7.9 42.6±7.9 194 58.5±7.9 30.5±7.0
Kansas 201 88.0±5.2 53.0±8.4 34.6±7.6 194 57.3±8.4 31.4±7.5
Kentucky 217 76.7±6.9 47.0±7.8 26.5±6.8 209 43.8±7.8 25.8±6.8
Louisiana 286 70.1±6.9 41.9±6.9 24.9±5.7 281 29.9±6.4 16.1±5.3
Maine 256 87.3±4.8 65.2±6.9 43.8±6.8 245 61.5±7.0 32.8±6.7
Maryland 418 84.1±5.9 63.4±7.2 32.9±6.4 406 47.4±7.3 28.0±6.3
Massachusetts 276 84.3±6.4 61.8±8.1 44.3±8.1 270 47.7±8.2 23.2±6.6
Michigan 321 83.0±5.4 56.7±6.7 34.6±6.0 312 48.7±6.7 28.4±5.6
Minnesota 237 90.4±5.2 71.5±8.5 42.2±8.7 224 59.4±9.3 35.3±8.9
Mississippi 421 63.4±5.8 38.4±5.6 18.9±4.2 409 32.2±5.2 16.0±4.1
Missouri 245 79.6±6.0 56.7±7.1 34.5±6.6 235 46.7±7.2 27.2±6.2
Montana 267 91.3±4.1 68.5±6.9 38.4±6.8 259 65.6±6.8 35.9±7.0
Nebraska 225 87.7±5.1 58.3±7.5 39.1±7.2 221 44.9±7.4 27.5±6.6
Nevada 299 79.0±5.7 54.1±6.7 31.6±6.0 290 48.6±6.7 23.6±5.8
New Hampshire 256 87.6±4.9 67.2±6.9 47.1±7.2 248 60.3±7.1 36.7±7.0
New Jersey 411 88.8±4.0 60.2±6.0 38.0±5.9 404 43.7±6.1 22.8±5.1
New Mexico 333 85.4±4.8 61.3±6.6 28.9±5.5 324 57.0±6.7 27.7±5.6
New York 600 82.9±4.1 59.3±5.1 39.9±4.9 578 42.4±5.0 23.2±4.2
North Carolina 376 82.5±7.0 54.3±7.0 33.2±5.9 360 46.2±6.8 23.4±5.1
North Dakota 264 84.8±5.5 57.1±6.8 39.7±6.7 255 54.5±7.0 27.9±6.3
Ohio 343 82.8±5.0 53.9±6.4 32.7±5.7 330 49.7±6.5 26.0±5.4
Oklahoma 343 82.2±4.8 52.2±6.2 33.0±5.6 335 45.4±6.2 29.6±5.5
Oregon 179 93.5±4.4 70.4±8.4 49.8±9.0 173 65.6±8.7 31.6±8.4
Pennsylvania 672 84.2±4.7 59.4±6.3 37.4±6.0 659 45.5±6.3 26.9±5.4
Rhode Island 252 78.8±5.8 49.8±6.7 30.6±6.0 242 41.2±6.7 23.0±5.7
South Carolina 347 83.1±5.0 49.9±6.6 34.9±6.2 335 46.8±6.7 22.8±5.2
South Dakota 276 85.2±5.3 64.7±6.6 41.2±6.5 267 58.8±6.8 31.9±6.3
Tennessee 250 82.2±6.2 53.4±7.9 32.2±7.2 239 43.4±7.9 24.5±6.8
Texas 1966 83.9±2.6 54.9±3.3 32.2±3.1 1897 43.9±3.3 24.1±2.9
Utah 293 91.2±3.9 71.6±6.0 42.4±6.4 287 55.5±6.6 23.5±5.6
Vermont 243 89.9±5.0 72.2±6.8 51.7±7.3 231 62.5±7.5 37.2±7.0
Virginia 414 82.9±7.5 60.0±8.9 41.9±8.6 398 48.7±8.9 26.4±7.7
Washington 240 91.0±5.1 71.1±8.1 43.2±8.5 228 52.8±8.9 27.6±7.5
West Virginia 348 68.2±5.6 36.5±5.5 25.5±4.9 342 34.5±5.5 15.2±3.9
Wisconsin 282 83.9±5.5 59.9±6.6 39.3±6.4 274 55.8±6.8 28.9±5.9
Wyoming 227 89.6±4.3 62.4±7.0 37.0±6.9 218 58.5±7.3 31.4±6.7
Guam 229 82.9±5.8 57.7±7.5 39.6±7.6 226 46.8±7.8 26.4±6.8

1Data from U.S. territories are excluded from 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