As described in the introduction to this chapter, in 2013/14 virtually all (99.3%) babies born in Hackney and the City of London had their breastfeeding status recorded at birth, which is higher than the London (97%) and national (98%) averages; 92% of these babies were being breastfed, which is again higher than the London (88%) and national (76%) averages. In 2014/15, the majority (81%) were also breastfed either exclusively or partially at 6-8 weeks, which is nearly double the national average of 44% (see Figure 21).

Figure 21: Breastfeeding prevalence at 6-8 weeks after birth

Figure 21: Breastfeeding prevalence at 6-8 weeks after birth
Figure 21: Breastfeeding prevalence at 6-8 weeks after birth

Source: NHS England Maternity and Breastfeeding Statistical Release 2

No value available for Hackney and the City 2013/14 or for London 2013/14 and 2014/15 due to data quality issues.

 

References

  1. “Maternity and Breastfeeding,” NHS England, [Online]. Available: https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/maternity-and-breastfeeding/. [Accessed July 2016].
  2. “Maternity and Breastfeeding,” NHS England, [Online]. Available: https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/maternity-and-breastfeeding/. [Accessed July 2016].