District of Columbia Breastfeeding Report Card

Indicator 2012 2014 2016
Initiation any 72.5% 77.6% 82.8%
6 months any 46.6% 53.1% 57.4%
12 months any 24.2% 30.0% 33.1%
3 months exclusive 33.0% 37.6% 43.5%
6 months exclusive 14.8% 17.3% 23.2%
Births at Baby Friendly facilities 11.4% 11.8% 32.2%
Formula before 2 days 28.8% 24.4% 25.1%

Data from the CDC Breastfeeding Report Card

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Last Updated: June 2018