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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Breastfeeding, quarterly counts by age and LHB
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[Collapse]Any Breastfeeding[Expand]Click here to sortNot Breast MilkFormula milk and any other drink but no breast milk[Expand]Click here to sortUnknown
Click here to sortExclusive MilkBreastfeeding or receiving breast milk by any other means e.g. tube, cup, syringe etc and essential medicationClick here to sortCombined Milk - Predominantly Breast>75% of the feeds in the previous 24 hours were breastfeedsClick here to sortCombined Milk - Partially Breast75% or less of the feeds in previous 24 hours were breastfeedsClick here to sortBreastfed Unspecified
Wales4,350754002,561441
Betsi Cadwaladr9273212064821
Powys1731005419
Hywel Dda445000186186
Swansea Bay52711028029
Cwm Taf Morgannwg60110047146
Aneurin Bevan7834025059693
Cardiff & Vale89402032647

Metadata

Title

Breastfeeding, quarterly counts by age and LHB

Last update

February 2021 February 2021

Next update

May 2021 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

National Community Child Health Database (NCCHD), NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS)

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Wales

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 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

The National Community Child Health Database (NCCHD) is a database maintained by NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS). The data is extracted routinely from LHB-held Child Health System databases.

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.

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. This should be noted when making comparisons between these two quarters.



Data collection and calculation

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Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Data reference periods

2014-2020

Users, uses and context

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Statistical quality

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Keywords

Child health; births; breastfeeding