U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

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Breastfeeding* Among Children Aged 0-5 Years, by Poverty Level, 2007**

Percent of children:

  • Total 75.5
  • < 100% of Poverty 65.7
  • 100-199% of Poverty 72.6
  • 200-399$ of Poverty 77.4
  • 400% or More of Poverty 83.2

*Ever fed breast milk.

**The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services establishes poverty guidelines for determining financial eligibility for Federal programs; the poverty level for a family of four was $20,650 in 2007.

Source I.7: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Survey of Children’s Health

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