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

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Exclusive* Breastfeeding Among Children Aged 6 months to 5 Years, by Poverty Level,** 2007

Percent of children:

  • Total 12.4
  • <100% FPL 10.6
  • 100-199% FPL 10.9
  • 200-399% FPL 12.8
  • 400% or more FPL 14.7

*Fed only breast milk for the first 6 months of life.

**The Federal Poverty Level, as determined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was $20,650 for a family of four 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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