Data - Breastfeeding Prevalence and Incidence
from having four data sources about the incidence and prevalence of
breastfeeding. Each source has both strengths and limitations to its value. We encourage you to read
through the different source descriptions and use and share the data that best
meets your needs; whether you want to compare the breastfeeding rates in your
county to those statewide, determine a trend over time or give
background rationale for a program or staffing change you are contemplating. We
hope that you will find the information useful in your decision-making, project
management, forecasting and/or planning.
This webpage will be
updated as the data becomes available. Check back regularly.
Select from the topics
below for breastfeeding statistics, maps and other information.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) has released its 2016
Breastfeeding Report Card. The Report Card provides state-by-state
data so that health professionals, legislators, employers, business owners,
community advocates and family members can work together to protect, promote
and support breastfeeding. The Report Card indicators measure types of support
in key community settings as well as the most current data on the breastfeeding
goals outlined in Healthy People 2020.
In 2007, the CDC
began conducting a bi-annual national survey of maternity care practices related to
breastfeeding, known as the Maternity
Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey. It is administered to every facility in the U.S. and territories that routinely provide maternity care services.
Scores are categorized into one of seven maternity care practice domains:
labor and delivery; feeding of breastfed infants; breastfeeding assistance;
mother/infant contact; discharge care; staff training; and structural and
organizational aspects. View Pennsylvania specific reports for 2007, 2009 , 2011, 2013 and 2015.