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We’re Seeking Your Input on Your State’s WBTi Status

By June 12, 2023 No Comments

WBTi (World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative)

The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) provides a benchmarking system for countries to assess the status of implementation the WHO’s Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding in a standard way. The WBTi uses 15 indicators to track and compare progress:

  1. Early Initiation of Breastfeeding
  2. Exclusive Breastfeeding for the first 6 months
  3. Median Duration of Breastfeeding
  4. Bottle-feeding Rates
  5. Complementary Feeding

In the United States, Healthy Children Project spearheads collection of the data on each of these indicators on a state-by-state basis and compiles the national data, with the goal of providing state, local, and national governments, hospitals and organizations in the healthcare field with a reference to help determine what is going well and where more investment is needed.

The 2023 WBTi Draft Assessment Report is available and ready for review. The WBTi USA team welcomes input from all those who would like to review the WBTi data for their state and use the online form to let us know if you have additional information on the indicators for your state. Click here and select your state to participate.


View the worldwide WBTi report here.

View the 2017 United States WBTi report here.