Children who have been fed breast milk have been shown to have a reduced obesity rate in later childhood and are less likely to suffer from a number of other conditions. Information regarding the health of breastfed children and the breastfeeding of children is available below.
Note: Coming in October 2011--The information on this page will be dynamically generated and will have additional links to important resources.
Data from the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health
Children 0-5 years who were ever Breastfed
Children 0-5 years who were Breastfed Exclusively
2007 State Ranking Map: Breastfed Ever
External data and resources
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Child Health USA 2008 information on breastfeeding
Center for Disease Control (CDC) breastfeeding information
World Breastfeeding Week
La Leche League International