Breastfeeding practices by province and territory (Percent)

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Breastfeeding practices by province and territory
(Percent)
  2009 2010 2011 2012
  %
Breastfeeding initiation      
Canada 87.5 87.2 88.4 90.3
Newfoundland and Labrador 61.1 63.4 54.3 59.3
Prince Edward Island 73.6 75.7 91.8 59.4E
Nova Scotia 76.7 77.7 80.2 86.7
New Brunswick 84.3 80.0 69.5 78.5
Quebec 81.8 83.8 88.7 89.9
Ontario 87.8 89.6 87.1 90.4
Manitoba 87.1 90.9 94.4 91.1
Saskatchewan 90.3 89.8 85.3 86.0
Alberta 92.4 89.5 93.3 91.3
British Columbia 97.3 89.0 94.2 97.2
Yukon 100.0 93.8 93.0 99.2
Northwest Territories 86.4 92.3 97.7 92.5
Nunavut 72.9 59.2E 73.0 85.4
Exclusive breastfeeding        
Canada 24.4 27.7 27.8 24.2
Newfoundland and Labrador 16.0E 18.2E F 17.1E
Prince Edward Island 23.9E 18.4E F F
Nova Scotia 13.1E 22.9E 26.5E 20.1E
New Brunswick 15.3E 20.7E 20.9E 27.3E
Quebec 19.0 21.6 22.6 16.1
Ontario 23.1 28.9 27.3 22.4
Manitoba 30.7E 28.5E 37.0 21.9E
Saskatchewan 31.9 33.8 25.8 36.6
Alberta 29.7 29.6 27.1 27.8
British Columbia 33.6 35.6 41.4 40.3
Yukon F 44.6E F 46.0E
Northwest Territories 35.8E 33.1E F F
Nunavut 29.3E F 28.5E F

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