Colorado has the highest breastfeeding rates in the country

March 03, 2023

Colorado has the highest breastfeeding rates in the country according to CDC

The Centers for Disease Control has released its 2022 report on breastfeeding rates for children born in 2019. 

At birth, 83.2% of babies born in 2019 started breastfeeding (down slightly from 84.1% in 2017). At 6 months, 55.8% were still breastfeeding (down slightly from 58.3% in 2017).  The percentage of breastfed infants supplemented with infant formula before 2 days of age was 19.2%, the same percentage as infants born in 2017.

In the U.S., West Virginia had the lowest rate of 59.8% of babies who were ever breastfed and 31.7% of babies breastfed at 6 months. Colorado had the highest rate of 94% of babies ever breastfed, followed by Washington 93.7% and Idaho at 93.5%. 

Hawaii is #1 for longevity because 70.9% of moms were still breastfeeding at 6 months. 

Click here to see how your state ranks.




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