A to Z
Data &
Forms &
News &
Licensing &
Rules &
Public Health

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 30.7%
Less than 1 17.8%
1.0 to 2.9 8.8%
3.0 to 4.9 14.5%
5.0 to 6.9 5.6%
7.0 to 8.9 9.9%
9.0 to 10.9 2.1%
11.0 or more 10.6%
(n = 1,500); 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 2001 through January 2002. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2001 through 11/04/2001.
  • 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.

Return to Question Page