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% of women who bf past a year

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minicc Wed 21-Nov-12 18:14:25

My sister sent me a link to a Bbc news article re:bf rates in the uk. (she also said how special I am to have ebf for 6 months let alone feeding at all at just over a year) Anywhoo, does anyone know what % of women still feed at 1yr? No agenda, just curious. Thanks

Svrider Wed 21-Nov-12 18:15:48

I did
Stopped at around 17months (eventually)

naturalbaby Wed 21-Nov-12 18:18:25

I don't know but me too, with all 2 out of 3 dc's.

TerrariaMum Wed 21-Nov-12 18:21:50

Don't know percentage, but I would be in it as am still feeding DD (23 mo)

CaseyShraeger Wed 21-Nov-12 18:24:47

Not sure, but it'll be tiny.

PeggyCarter Wed 21-Nov-12 18:27:18

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PogoBob Wed 21-Nov-12 18:40:39

I suspect there aren't any stats available on it to be honest.

I'm in there at 27 months (slightly unwillingly at the moment as 35 pregnant with very sensitive nipples!) and I know a few other mothers who are still feeding children of a similar age to DD but very few.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Wed 21-Nov-12 18:49:52

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BertieBotts Wed 21-Nov-12 18:54:06

Less than 1%, I believe.

The infant feeding survey from 2010 hasn't been published yet so the 2005 figures are the most up to date.

BertieBotts Wed 21-Nov-12 18:54:44

Ooh, the 2010 survey is out! <geek>

BertieBotts Wed 21-Nov-12 19:00:08

34% at 6 months according to 2010 infant survey. Looks like they didn't collect data for older babies, unfortunately.

MikeOxard Wed 21-Nov-12 19:08:17

Me too! Dd self-weaned at 22 months.

poppy283 Wed 21-Nov-12 19:13:32

Aren't the stats at 6 months for exclusive bfing? I.e. babies that haven't had any solids yet.

I suppose it's hard to gather this info past the time when you're seeing the hv regularly.

Anyway, still feeding Dd at 27 months here (and ds at 3 months!)

pickledparsnip Wed 21-Nov-12 19:15:51

Still going at 3 years! Slowly weaning though...not entirely sure I can wait until my son self weans.

BertieBotts Wed 21-Nov-12 19:23:25

No the 34 percent (why don't I have that symbol on my phone?) is for any breastfeeding. Pretty good :-) it was only 25 percent 7 years ago.

dontcallmehon Wed 21-Nov-12 19:24:20

I bf dd till she was 3 and ds till the age of 2. Doubt that there are many of us though.

RooneyMara Wed 21-Nov-12 19:26:06

I've no idea.

There seem to be quite a lot of us though, which is nice, and surprises me...I fed ds2 till he was 4 and a half, and started school.

BertieBotts Wed 21-Nov-12 19:26:37

Exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months must be pretty rare, even following guidelines most people don't wait until after 6 months to introduce solids.

RooneyMara Wed 21-Nov-12 19:38:16

Oh God I did. I hated the idea of making food for my children, knowing it would end up all over the floor/ceiling/walls.

I mean I did start around then, but I wasn't in a hurry - they both BF more than anything else till at least a year.

ElphabaTheGreen Wed 21-Nov-12 20:06:53

I didn't start weaning earnest until DS's 26 week birthday on Sunday. I started giving him some soft carrot sticks and bits of fruit to destroy and hurl at the dogs play with about a week and a half ago but the two minuscule lumps of carrot which made the journey through to his nappy weren't enough for me to think I needed to count myself out of the 1% of EBFers at 6 months.

Mathsdidi Wed 21-Nov-12 20:13:40

I'm still here at 2 yrs 7 months. I was one of the respondents in the 2010 survey and am one of the 1% ebf at 6 months <polishes halo>. I really couldn't be faffed with the puree mess that I went through with dd1 so we did BLW and she just wasn't interested in eating the food she was playing with until after her 6 month birthday.

Mama1980 Wed 21-Nov-12 20:16:48

I bfed my ds until he was 3 1/2 he was ebf until he was 6 months. No idea of official figures though sorry.

messtins Thu 22-Nov-12 12:56:59

You are special minicc and you are doing a great job - you can be proud to be a paid up member of the club we affectionately call "toddler feeding weirdos". I fed both of mine past a year (16 and 25 months). I don't think babies still being breastfed at a year is included in any official figures, which is surprising given that the WHO recommendation is 2 yrs. I suspect they know the figure is very low and will make it look like they are doing a crap job. 34% having some breastmilk at 6 months old (includes babies who also have formula and who are on solids) was quite encouraging, I thought! The 1% is for babies who are exclusively BF at 6 months, so excludes babies who started solids at 25 weeks and 6 days...

Mibby Thu 22-Nov-12 13:03:27

Still going at 24.5 months here

givemeaclue Thu 22-Nov-12 13:05:58

I read the article it is one per cent

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