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Infants* Who Are Breastfed, by Race/Ethnicity and Duration, 2006

Infants Who Are Breastfed, by Race/Ethnicity and Duration, 2006
Race/Ethnicity Percent of Infants
Ever Breastfed** Any at 6 Months Exclusively at 6 Months

*Includes only infants born in 2006; data are provisional.

**Reported that child was ever breastfed or fed human breastmilk.

Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as only human breastmilk—no solids, water, or other liquids.

††Includes Hispanics.

Source II.21: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Immunization Survey

Total 73.9 43.4 13.6
Non-Hispanic White 73.8 44.3 14.6
Non-Hispanic Black 56.5 27.5 5.6
Hispanic 82.1 48.5 14.9
Asian/Pacific Islander†† 83.1 55.1 21.3
American Indian/Alaska Native†† 69.9 38.5 10.8

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