Maternity and Breastfeeding

Background

This collection reported 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.

The collection of 6-8 week breastfeeding data has transferred to Public Health England. Please email interimreporting@phe.gov.uk for further information.

Guidance

Breastfeeding and 12 Week Risk Assessment Collection Guidance (PDF, 382KB)

(amended on 28/09/2016)

Pre-release Access List

Pre-release Access List (PDF, 136KB)

Next Publication Date

TBD (the original publication date of 26 July 2017 has been delayed due to issues with data coverage).

Statistical Commentary

Statistical Commentary Q2 2015/16 (PDF, 232KB)
Statistical Commentary Q3 2015/16 (PDF, 496KB)
Statistical Commentary Q4 2015/16 (PDF, 495KB)
Statistical Commentary Q1 2016/17 (PDF, 495KB)
Statistical Commentary Q2 2016/17 (PDF, 496KB)
Statistical Commentary Q3 2016/17 (PDF, 107KB)

Data

Note: As of 2015/16 breastfeeding data published here is only breastfeeding initiation and not 6-8 weeks data.

2016/17

Breastfeeding 2016/17 Q3 (XLS, 333KB)
12 Week Risk Assessment 2016/17 Q3 (XLS, 502KB)

2015/16

Breastfeeding 2015/16 Q4 (XLS, 422KB)
12 Week Risk Assessment 2015/16 Q4 (XLS, 762KB)

2014/15

Breastfeeding 2014/15 Q4_v2 (XLS, 1.13MB) (amended on 10/07/2015)
Breastfeeding 2014/15 Q4_v2 (PDF, 0.98MB) (amended on 10/07/2015)
12 Week Risk Assessment 2014/15 Q4 (XLS, 832KB)
12 Week Risk Assessment 2014/15 Q4 (PDF, 2.69MB)
Breastfeeding & 12 Week Risk Assessment 2014/15 GP (XLS, 3.40MB)

2013/14

Breastfeeding 2013/14 Revised Data V4 (XLS, 1.00MB)  (amended on 08/01/2015, 12/01/2015 & 23/03/2015)
Breastfeeding 2013/14 Revised Data V4 (PDF, 628KB) (amended on 08/01/2015, 12/01/2015 & 23/03/2015)
Breastfeeding 2013/14 Revised Data GP V2 (XLS, 1.73MB)  (amended on 09/10/2014)