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Breastfeeding Rates in Kansas

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes state by state breastfeeding rates in its annual Breastfeeding Report Card for the U.S.  The 2016 report card offers a snapshot of rates for the most current year (2013) for which data are available and a comparison with other states. Kansas rates are listed in the table below, compared with the breastfeeding goals of Healthy People 2020. To see the complete report, including the rates of other states, visit http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/pdf/2016breastfeedingreportcard.pdf.

Breastfeeding Indicator

Kansas
CDC 2011*

Kansas
CDC 2012*

Healthy People 2020 Goal

Ever breastfed 75.4% 80.2% 72.9% 77.4% 83.8% 81.9%
Breastfeeding at 6 months 41% 45.1% 41.8% 40.3% 50.5% 60.6%
Exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months 33.5% 37.8% 30.5% 37.4% 50.2% 46.2%
Exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months 10.6% 17.4% 15.1% 11.4% 23.4% 25.5%

*Sources: 
CDC 2011 Report Card—National Immunization Survey, Provisional Data, 2008 births
CDC 2012 Report Card—National Immunization Survey, Provisional Data, 2009 births
CDC 2013 Report Card—National Immunization Survey, Provisional Data, 2010 births
CDC 2014 Report Card—National Immunization Survey, Provisional Data, 2011 births
CDC 2016 Report Card—National Immunization Survey, Provisional Data, 2013 births

 


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