Data & Trends

The following trends highlight the changes in US breastfeeding rates and practices over the past decade.


March of Dimes recently released a report linking the increase of Cesarean deliveries in the past decade to the increase of late preterm births. Access the report here.


*Late preterm is between 34 and 36 completed weeks gestation.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data. Retrieved July 3, 2008, from