Maternity and Breastfeeding


This collection reports on the number and proportion of women seen and assessed by a healthcare professional within 12 weeks and 6 days of their maternity, the number and proportion of mothers’ who have initiated or not initiated breastfeeding and the number and proportion of infants who have been fully, partially or not at all breastfed at 6-8 weeks


Breastfeeding and 12 Week Risk Assessment Collection Guidance (DOC, 273KB) (amended on 20/08/2014)

Pre-release Access List

Pre-release Access List (DOC, 18KB)

Statistical Commentary

Statistical Commentary Q1 2014/15 (DOC, 73KB)


During Q1 14/15 maternity providers who had not submitted during 13/14 were given a final opportunity to do so as a result we have received additional maternity data for 13/14 and the year-end publication for breastfeeding has been revised accordingly.

Breastfeeding 2013/14 Revised Data (XLS, 1.09MB)
Breastfeeding 2013/14 Revised Data (PDF, 3.09MB)
Breastfeeding 2013/14 Revised Data GP V2 (XLS, 1.73MB)  (amended on 09/10/2014)
Duplicate GP Practices merged.  No change to data submitted.

Breastfeeding 2014/15 Q1 (XLS, 582KB)
Breastfeeding 2014/15 Q1 (PDF, 1.12MB)

12 Week Risk Assessment 2014/15 Q1 (XLS, 731KB) (amended on 30/09/2014)
12 Week Risk Assessment 2014/15 Q1 (PDF, 2.72MB) (amended on 30/09/2014)
Amendments made to Confidence Intervals for Q2 and Q3 2013/14 CCG only.  No change to data submitted.

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For further information about the published statistics, please contact us at:

Analytical Service
NHS England
Quarry House
Leeds LS2 7UE
Great Britain