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 2018 CDC Breastfeeding Report Card to see how North Dakota's 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.  

To learn more about North Dakota programs working on Maternity Care Practices check out the Hospitals tab. 


Both babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding