US states with the highest breastfeeding rates

September 18, 2017

US states with the highest breastfeeding rates

In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control came out with their latest report on breastfeeding rates for children born in 2013. 

In the United States, 81.1% of babies started out breastfeeding (compared to 79% in 2011). More than half (51.8%) were breastfeeding at 6 months and 30.7% at 12 months. 

In the U.S., Mississippi had the lowest rates (52%). Utah had the highest rate (94.4%), followed by Idaho (92.9%) and Oregon (92.5%).

However, Oregon is #1 for longevity, because 45% of moms are still breastfeeding at 12 months. 

Click here, to check out your state to see where you rank.



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