Wood Buffalo Breastfeeding Statistics

 

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How do we compare to the rest of Canada?

 

(Statistics Canada, CCHS 2009-2010, and Alberta Health Services, 2012-2013)

 

Wood Buffalo Breastfeeding Statistics are reported on a quarterly basis. Statistics are collected as per the requirements of the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada and the Breastfeeding definitions listed below.

 

Are we improving?
See how our breastfeeding rates are changing over time.

pdfIcon-50exclusive-rates-2012-2016 (Exclusive breastfeeding at 2 weeks, 2, 4 and 6 months)

*Note that 2016 has been a particularly difficult year for Fort McMurray due to the wildfire, and this has translated in lower breastfeeding rates among infants who were born right before or during the evacuation period. Late 2016 has seen a re-increase in breastfeeding rates.

pdfIcon-50any-bf-rates-2012-2016 (Any breastfeeding at 2 weeks, 2, 4, 6, 12 and 18 months)

 

 

 

How do we define “Exclusive Breastfeeding?”

Breastfeeding definitions:

0-6 Months:

  • Exclusive Breast Milk: Diet is exclusively breast milk; infant has not received any fluid other than breast milk (including expressed milk, donor milk) since birth. Infant may receive oral rehydration solution (ORS), syrups (vitamins, minerals, medicines).
  • Total Breast Milk: Diet includes breast milk (including expressed milk, donor milk); infant has received a liquid other than breast milk since birth but NOT in the past 7 days. Infant has only received breast milk in the past 7 days.
  • Predominant Breast Milk: Diet includes breast milk (including expressed milk, donor milk); infant has received a liquid other than breast milk 1 or 2 times in the past 7 days.
  • Partial Breast Milk: Diet includes breast milk (including expressed milk, donor milk); infant has received a liquid other than breast milk 3 or more times in the past 7 days.
  • No Breast Milk: Diet does not include breast milk

6+ Months:

  • Solids & Breast Milk Only: Diet includes breast milk (including expressed milk, donor milk); solids are introduced, infant has received solids in the past 7 days; liquids include breast milk only
  • Solids, Other Liquids & Breast Milk: Diet includes breast milk (including expressed milk, donor milk); solids are introduced and infant has received in the past 7 days. Also includes liquids other than breast milk.
  • Solids & No Breast Milk: Diet does not include breast milk; infant has received solids in the past 7 days.

 

Breastfeeding Committee for Canada Breastfeeding Definitions (2012)

 pdfIcon-50BCC Breastfeeding Definitions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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