Introduction

This section presents public health indicators related to breastfeeding, categorised by demographics, risk factors and outcomes. It includes Breastfeeding Profiles. It is maintained by the National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network.

Supporting resources

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Recent updates

July 2017

These indicators have been updated with more recent data:

  • Percentage of deliveries to mothers from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups
  • Caesarean section %
  • Percentage of deliveries to women aged 35 years or above
  • Admissions of babies under 14 days
  • Admissions for gastroenteritis in infants aged under 1 year
  • Admissions for gastroenteritis in infants aged 1 year
  • Admissions for gastroenteritis in infants aged 2,3 and 4 years
  • Admissions for respiratory tract infections in infants aged under 1 year
  • Admissions for respiratory tract infections in infants aged 1 year
  • Admissions for respiratory tract infections in infants aged 2,3 and 4 years

February 2017

All National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network data transferred from ChiMat's Data Atlas to Public Health England's Fingertips website, and new Child and Maternal Health section launched.