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