Figure 12.2.12: Duration of exclusive breastfeeding by maternal age group
Percent of infants, Middlesex-London, 2017 birth cohort
For the 2017 birth cohort of the MLIFSS, the duration of exclusive breastfeeding was lowest among mothers under the age of 25 compared to the other age groups (Fig. 12.2.12). For mothers under the age of 25, fewer reported feeding their infant breast milk at two weeks after birth and the percent dropped more rapidly over time.