With August being National Breastfeeding Month. Lansinoh is sharing their 2015 Global Breastfeeding Survey. Women around the globe were surveyed about their breastfeeding practices and attitudes around breastfeeding in public.
Some notable findings include:
- Ninety-six percent of women worldwide agree that breastfeeding is the best way to feed their children but many still struggle to breastfeed for what they believe to be the ideal amount of time.
- Sixty-seven percent of moms and moms-to-be in the United States believe that breastfeeding in public is perfectly natural.
- Twenty-five percent of women in the United States say they have been openly criticized or experienced prejudice while breastfeeding in public.
A fun fact from the survey is that nearly three in four women interviewed said they would feel more confident about breastfeeding if celebrities were spotted out and about breastfeeding in public. Women in Brazil were most likely to say this would influence them (75%), while women in France were least likely to be influenced by celebrity behavior (37%). The most admired celebrity moms globally were Shakira and Kate Middleton.
Read more and see all the survey result here.