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Data Provider: Welsh Government Intention to breastfeed by number of babies
Number of babies[Filter]
Click here to sortBreastfeedingClick here to sortNot breastfeedingClick here to sortNot statedClick here to sortRecords with valid dataClick here to sortTotal
SingletonSingleton refers to a single baby born63.836.22.197.9.The data item is not applicable
MultipleMultiple refers to twins, triplets or more babies born through a single pregnancy59.640.48.092.0.The data item is not applicable
All babies63.736.32.297.8.The data item is not applicable



Intention to breastfeed by number of babies, Wales 2016-2022

Last update

July 2023 July 2023

Next update

July 2024 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Maternity Indicators data set

Contact email

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage


Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

Statistical quality

More detailed information on the sources of data and analyses in this statistical release are provided in the quality report:

General description

The National Community Child Health Database (NCCHD) is a database maintained by Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW). The data is extracted routinely from local health board held Child Health System databases.

Full details of every data item available on both the Maternity Indicators dataset and National Community Child Health Database are available through the NWIS Data Dictionary:!WordDocuments/datasetstructure20.htm

From 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. For more information see the joint statement from Cwm Taf and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards (see weblinks). The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board.
Data for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg and Cwm Taf are available for previous years in this table by selecting the tick boxes in the Area drop-down box.

Breastfeeding data at 10 days, 6 weeks and 6 months is collected through the Healthy Child Wales Programme. The delivery of this programme has been affected by COVID-19 and has resulted in a small increase of missing breastfeeding data in Apr-Jun 2020. The percentage of missing data for the quarter Jul-Sep 2020 is in line with pre-COVID-19 levels.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods



Child health; births; breastfeeding