Breastfeeding Rate and Duration Ad-hoc Reports
The Biannual Breastfeeding Rate and Duration Report is a point-in-time ad hoc report which provides the breastfeeding duration and rate for all local WIC agencies across the state. The run date is recorded for each report. Local agency coordinators have received this report since March 2000, during both the Spring and Fall WIC Coordinator meetings. The statistics on this graph are from the Spring reports (4/27/2012, 4/10/2013, 3/27/2014, 3/20/2015, 4/5/2016, 3/13/2017, 6/13/2018).
The report depicts infant's duration of breastfeeding and shows the drop off of clients at each breatfeeding duration interval, thus highlighting critical points of intervention for breastfed clients. A count and rate are provided for each breastfed interval. The report is best used during the planning periods for breastfed programming.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that breastfeeding continue for at least 12 months, and thereafter for as long as mother and baby desire. The World Health Organization recommends continued breastfeeding up to 2 years of age or beyond.