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Data Provider: Welsh Government Intention to breastfeed by number of times mothers had previously given birth (parity)
Click here to sortBreastfeedingClick here to sortNot breastfeedingClick here to sortNot statedClick here to sortRecords with valid dataClick here to sortTotal
NulliparousThe mother has never previously given birth67.732.32.197.9.The data item is not applicable
PrimiparousThe mother has previously given birth once only64.535.52.197.9.The data item is not applicable
MultiparousThe mother has previously given birth more than once54.145.92.697.4.The data item is not applicable
Not stated64.635.41.099.0.The data item is not applicable
All women63.736.32.297.8.The data item is not applicable



Intention to breastfeed by parity, 2016 to 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


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


Child health; births; breastfeeding; parity

General description

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.

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Statistical quality

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