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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, sugar water, or anything else you fed your baby.


My baby was less than 1 week old 24.8
I have not fed my baby anything besides breast milk 38.9
1.0 to 2.9 weeks 6.3
3.0 to 4.9 weeks 6.6
5.0 to 6.9 weeks 3.1
7.0 to 8.9 weeks 8.2
9.0 to 10.9 weeks 2.3
11.0 or more weeks 9.9
(n = 1,410) Denominator is respondents whose new baby is alive and living with them now and had breastfed their new baby after delivery, but are no longer breastfeeding.

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from April 2008 through March 2009. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2008 through 12/31/2008.
  • 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.
*2008 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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