WIC Breastfeeding Summary
Data on breastfeeding initiation and duration among WIC participants
Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration
Breastfeeding duration increased slightly among WIC participants from 2017 through 2019, then decreased in 2020 and 2021, possibly due to the pandemic.
Summary by Location and Year(s)
Breastfeeding at Specific Time Points
Suggested citation: Minnesota WIC Information System. Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration for Minnesota WIC Infants Born During Selected Time Period by Location. Minnesota WIC Program: 2022.
Location is where infants first enrolled in WIC. Counts and percentages are based on number of infants on whom breastfeeding information was collected.
* Totals and numbers breastfeeding < 5 are suppressed. Percentages are not calculated for agencies with < 30 participants.
When multiple years are selected, totals are cumulative.
Note: As the birth cohort matures and participants are interviewed at their next WIC visit, numbers for the most recent years increase and rates may change. Most recent years’ data are considered preliminary until year-end numbers are finalized.
2020 data were finalized in June of 2022.
2021 and 2022 data (through September 2022) are preliminary, most recently updated January 5, 2023.
For more information, please e-mail health.WIC@state.mn.us.