Breastfeeding rates, by race/ethnicity and duration, 2003 (vertical bar chart): Total: ever breastfed, 70.9%; breastfed at 6 months, 36.2%; exclusively breastfed at 6 months, 14.2%. Non-Hispanic White: ever breastfed, 72.2%; breastfed at 6 months, 38.5%; exclusively breastfed at 6 months, 15.8%. Non-Hispanic Black: ever breastfed, 51.1%; breastfed at 6 months, 21.9%; exclusively breastfed at 6 months, 9.7%. Hispanic: ever breastfed, 77.8%; breastfed at 6 months, 38.2%; exclusively breastfed at 6 months, 13.4%. Asian/Pacific Islander: ever breastfed, 79.3%; breastfed at 6 months, 44.1%; exclusively breastfed at 6 months, 16.7%. American Indian/Alaska Native: ever breastfed, 68.6%; breastfed at 6 months, 32.0%; exclusively breastfed at 6 months, 13.1%.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Breastfeeding Practices: Results from the 2003 National Immunization Survey.