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How old was your baby the first time you fed him or her anything besides breast milk? Include formula, baby food, juice, cow's milk, water, sugar water, or anything else.


I have not fed my baby anything besides breast milk 35.2%
Less than 1 week 19.4%
1.0 to 2.9 weeks 7.8%
3.0 to 4.9 weeks 13.7%
5.0 to 6.9 weeks 5.4%
7.0 to 8.9 weeks 9.5%
9.0 to 10.9 weeks 2.4%
11.0 or more weeks 6.7%
(n = 1,239); categorized variable
Denominator is respondents whose new baby is alive and living with them now and who did breastfeed or are still breastfeeding their new baby and who chose the responses above.

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from March 2000 through March 2001. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2000 through 12/31/2000.
  • The number of respondents (n) is the number of women who chose the responses above.
  • Percents may not add to 100.0 due to rounding.

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