Breastfeeding practices by province and territory (Percent)

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Breastfeeding practices by province and territory
(Percent)
  2010 2011 2012 2013
  %
Breastfeeding initiation      
Canada 87.2 88.4 90.3 ..
Newfoundland and Labrador 63.4 54.3 59.3 ..
Prince Edward Island 75.7 91.8 59.4E ..
Nova Scotia 77.7 80.2 86.7 83.9
New Brunswick 80.0 69.5 78.5 79.6
Quebec 83.8 88.7 89.9 89.9
Ontario 89.6 87.1 90.4 91.8
Manitoba 90.9 94.4 91.1 ..
Saskatchewan 89.8 85.3 86.0 ..
Alberta 89.5 93.3 91.3 95.1
British Columbia 89.0 94.2 97.2 ..
Yukon 93.8 93.0 99.2 ..
Northwest Territories 92.3 97.7 92.5 87.0
Nunavut 59.2E 73.0 85.4 70.9
Exclusive breastfeeding        
Canada 27.7 27.8 24.2 ..
Newfoundland and Labrador 18.2E F 17.1E ..
Prince Edward Island 18.4E F F ..
Nova Scotia 22.9E 26.5E 20.1E 34.5E
New Brunswick 20.7E 20.9E 27.3E 21.5E
Quebec 21.6 22.6 16.1 23.4
Ontario 28.9 27.3 22.4 33.3
Manitoba 28.5E 37.0 21.9E ..
Saskatchewan 33.8 25.8 36.6 ..
Alberta 29.6 27.1 27.8 33.0
British Columbia 35.6 41.4 40.3 ..
Yukon 44.6E F 46.0E ..
Northwest Territories 33.1E F F 34.8E
Nunavut F 28.5E F 28.7E

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