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Breastfeeding at 12 months in Alaska

Breastfeeding at 12 months

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Definition and Source



The percentage of parents of 3-year-olds born in Alaska who reported breastfeeding for at least twelve months by Alaska Public Health Region. These are 3-year averages.
Please select the statement that best describes how you fed your child.  
- I never fed any breast milk to my child.
- I fed breast milk to my child for less than 1 month.
- I fed breast milk to my child for 1 month or more. 
 > ___________
# of months

Data Source

Alaska Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey (CUBS) for 20092021, Alaska Division of Public Health's Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit.
More data on this topic can be found using the Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey Data Visualization Tool Version 1.5.4: Alaska Department of Health, Division of Public Health, Section of Women's, Children's, and Family Health; accessed on: 2024-04-29.


Breastfeeding indicators are calculated by year of child's birth rather than survey year.

Three years of data were combined to minimize the unreliability of measurement due to the small number of actual events. The reported values are averages across three years. For example, we report the average value across the years 2015, 2016, and 2017.
The percentages reported above have been produced by weighting the survey results so that estimates better represent the Alaska population. 

Last Updated

April 2024