Percentage of Babies Breast Fed

About this measure

This measure tracks the percentage of babies who were being fed breast milk when they were discharged from the hospital.

Data points do not include a full year of data.  Exact dates can be found at the Illinois Hospital Report Card and Consumer Guide to Health Care web site:  At this site, you can also view how we compare to other hospitals in the region.

In this measure, a higher number is better.


Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
Northwestern Memorial 85
State Average 79
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2010 2011 2012
Northwestern Memorial 73 82 85
State Average 72 77 79
Source:Illinois Department of Public Health
Percentage of babies breast fed