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How old was your baby the first time you fed him or her anything besides breast milk?


My baby was less than 1 week old 19.4%
I have not fed my baby anything besides breast milk 37.2%
1.0 to 2.9 weeks 9.7%
3.0 to 4.9 weeks 12.5%
5.0 to 6.9 weeks 5.4%
7.0 to 8.9 weeks 7.8%
9.0 to 10.9 weeks 1.6%
11.0 or more weeks 6.5%
(n = 1,150); categorized variable
Denominator is respondents whose new baby is alive and living with them now and had breastfed their baby after delivery, but are no longer breastfeeding.

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from March 2002 through March 2003. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2002 through 12/31/2002.
  • 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.
*2002 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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