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Breastfeeding Data

Breastfeeding lays the foundation for good health in infancy, childhood and adult life. In Aotearoa New Zealand around 80 percent of babies are exclusively breastfed on discharge from baby-friendly hospitals. However this percentage drops significantly at six weeks after birth, and then further at three months (see Well Child Tamariki Ora data).

NZBA keeps breastfeeding data to show progress on its vision to make breastfeeding the cultural norm for Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Well Child/Tamariki Ora (WCTO) Quality Improvement Framework has three quality indicators related to breastfeeding:

  • infants exclusively or fully breastfed at two weeks
  • at discharge from LMC and
  • at three months.

This data is collated bi-annually (March and September): WCTO Quality Indicator Report.

For NZBA data (data at discharge from maternity services) choose from the following:

Breast feeding data 2023

Breastfeeding data 2022

Breastfeeding data 2021

Breastfeeding data 2020

Breastfeeding data 2019

Breastfeeding data 2018

Breastfeeding data 2017

Breastfeeding data 2016

Breastfeeding data 2015