Figure 12.2.2: Intention to feed breast milk to infant by maternal age group
Percent of women who gave birth, Middlesex-London, 2013 to 2017
Source:Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). Snapshots: Maternal health Snapshot. Toronto, ON: Queen’s Printer for Ontario; c2018 [updated 2018 Sep 24; cited 2019 Feb 21]. Available from: publichealthontario.ca/en/DataAndAnalytics/Snapshots/Pages/Maternal-health.aspx
Based on self-reported data during pregnancy or at time of birth. Includes intention to feed breast milk to infant regardless of the actual method of feeding (i.e., at the breast, or expressed breast milk or donor milk).
When broken down by age group for Middlesex-London, mothers under the age of 25 had the lowest reported intention to feed breast milk to their baby (Fig. 12.2.2).