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FOI 2023 191 - Breastfeeding Statistics


Information Requested:

I’m wondering if you could provide me with any information about breastfeeding statistics in Wales generally? Do you hold any information regarding the number of children that were breastfed? 


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your request dated 23rd November 2023. 


Public Health Wales does not hold this information.  


Welsh Government publish this information collected by the health boards. 


Breastfeeding statistics are publicly available here: 


The most recent annual report on the statistics can be found here:,63.1%25%20were%20breastfed%20at%20birth


Welsh Government and/or the health boards should hold further information on the topic. I have provided their contact details below if needed. You will need to contact them individually for all Wales information or contact the health board corresponding to the area you want the information from and/or specify the area in your request to Welsh Government.  


Welsh Government  

Requesting information from the Welsh Government (FOI requests) | GOV.WALES 

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board 

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board 

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board  

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board 

Swansea Bay University Health Board 

Hywel Dda University Health Board 

Powys Teaching Health Board 



If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of the decision, you should write to the Corporate Complaints Manager, Public Health Wales NHS Trust, 3, Number 2, Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF10 4BZ.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner for Wales
2nd Floor
Churchill House
Churchill Way
CF10 2HH

Telephone: 029 2067 8400