Breastfeeding Data


United States Data

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention collects breastfeeding initiation and duration data from the National Immunization Survey.

Breastfeeding Report Card

The Breastfeeding Report Card, provides state-by-state data and breastfeeding support indicators. 

Check out the 2022 CDC Breastfeeding Report Card to see North Dakota breastfeeding rates at 3, 6 and 12 months. 

Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC)

Since 2007 the CDC has administered the Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC), a voluntary survey of all hospitals and birth centers, to monitor and examine policy and practices supportive of breastfeeding. Click here to see state reports, including North Dakota. 

Breastfeeding Initiation Rates by County or County Equivalent in North Dakota

Birth certificate data from 2018–2019 National Vital Statistics System were used to determine the percentage of live infants who initiated breastfeeding. Breastfeeding initiation was defined as receiving any breast milk or colostrum during the period between delivery and discharge from the birth facility or completion of the birth certificate for home births. These rates are available by county or county equivalent (e.g., independent cities, parishes, boroughs) of the mother’s residence.

Click here to see North Dakota's county level data: Breastfeeding Initiation Rates by County or County Equivalent in North Dakota | Breastfeeding | CDC