Skip to content
Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Breastfeeding, quarterly counts by age and LHB
None
Age[Filtered]
Quarter[Filtered]
Area Code[Filter]
Measure1
[Collapse]Milk type[Filter]
-
[Collapse]Milk type 1
-
Milk type 2
Area[Filtered]
[Collapse]All Feeding Types
[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
Wales3,874584502,135580
Betsi Cadwaladr8811817053620
Powys1731203548
Hywel Dda358000136194
Swansea Bay398000194165
Cwm Taf Morgannwg53900042827
Aneurin Bevan7003926050373
Cardiff & Vale82500030353

Metadata

Title

Breastfeeding, quarterly counts by age and LHB

Last update

August 2021 August 2021

Next update

November 2021 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

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

Keywords

Child health; births; breastfeeding

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

Please find this information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.

Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Data reference periods

2014-2021

Users, uses and context

Please find this information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.

Statistical quality

Please find this information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.