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Breastfeeding at 1 month in Alaska

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Definition and Source



The percentages of resident persons with a live birth who reported
(1) any breastfeeding for at least 4 weeks or 1 month, and
(2) exclusive breastfeeding for at least 4 weeks or 1 month
by Alaska Public Health Region.  Region is determined by maternal residence, not site of delivery. 
(1) How many weeks or months did you breastfeed or pump milk to feed your new baby?
(2) How old was your new baby the first time he or she had liquids other than breast milk (such as formula, water, juice, or cow's milk)?
(3) How old was your new baby, the first time he or she ate food (such as baby cereal, baby food, or any other food)?

Data Source

Alaska Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) for 20162021, Alaska Division of Public Health's Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit.
More data on this topic can be found using the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Data Visualization Tool Version 0.1.0: Alaska Department of Health, Division of Public Health, Section of Women's, Children's, and Family Health;
accessed on: 2024-04-29.


Three years of data were combined to minimize the unreliability of measurement due to the small number of actual events. The reported values are a moving average across three years. For example, we report the average value across the years 2016, 2017, and 2018.

The percentages reported above have been produced by weighting the survey results so that estimates better represent the Alaska population.

Last Updated

April 2024