Breastfeeding News and Events

Tennessee Celebrated National Breastfeeding Month 2020!

August was National Breastfeeding Month!  According to the National Immunization Survey (NIS) breastfeeding data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 75.8% of Tennessee infants born in 2017 were ever breastfed (US = 84.1%)
  • Close to half (48.7%) of Tennessee infants born in 2017 were breastfed at 6 months (US = 58.3%)

Nationally, about 87% of Non-Hispanic white women had ever breastfed compared to 74% of Non-Hispanic black women.

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