Breastfeeding in Tasmania
Around nine out of ten babies in Tasmania begin life breastfeeding.
84% of mothers are breastfeeding their baby when they leave hospital.
93% of babies in Tasmania begin their life breastfeeding1.
84.3% of Tasmanian women were breastfeeding when discharged from hospital in 20162.
Breastfeeding rates decrease through the early months of life.
 Baby Friendly Health Initiative,Baby Friendly Tasmania Reference Group, 2018.
 Council of Obstetric & Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity, Annual Report 2016.
of Tasmanian babies exclusively breastfed at 4 months
Are you a parent needing help?
Click here to visit the Australian Breastfeeding Association website for information and support