Table 2

Incidence of breast feeding by day of week of birth and maternal education status

Day of week of birthLow educated (n=3814)High educated (n=12 694)
Monday549(61.8%)1734(86.0%)
Tuesday590(63.2%)1768(86.0%)
Wednesday510(64.8%)1857(85.6%)
Thursday556(64.9%)1888(83.2%)
Friday537(59.5%)1931(85.7%)
Saturday516(57.1%)1691(85.0%)
Sunday556(67.5%)1825(84.9%)
  • Data are n (%). Weighted. ‘Low educated’ includes those who left education aged 16 or under. ‘High educated’ includes those who left education aged 17 or over.