Breastfeeding Rates by Duration and Education Level

Mothers with higher levels of education are more likely than others to breastfeed their babies.

Figure 1.19b: Breastfeeding Rates of Mothers of Babies Born from 2003 to 2006, by Duration and Education Level

Figure 1.19b: Breastfeeding Rates by Duration and Education Level

Notes & Sources 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010b.

  • Between 2003 and 2006, 85% of mothers who were four-year college graduates, 75% of those with some college or an associate degree, and 65% of high school graduates breastfed their babies.