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Breastfeeding rates

Breastfeeding in Tasmania

Around nine out of ten babies in Tasmania begin life breastfeeding.

84% of mothers are breastfeeding their baby when they leave hospital.

Find out about breastfeeding rates nationally

From birth

93% of babies in Tasmania begin their life breastfeeding1.

84.3% of Tasmanian women were breastfeeding when discharged from hospital in 20162.

Breastfeeding rates decrease through the early months of life.


[1] Baby Friendly Health Initiative,Baby Friendly Tasmania Reference Group, 2018.

[2] Council of Obstetric & Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity, Annual Report 2016.