Important for the health of a child, rates of breastfeeding initiation have increased and have remained fairly static for the last three years, at a higher rate in Cambridgeshire than the England average or statistical neighbours.  However, by the time the baby is aged six - eight weeks, Fenland had a noticeably low percentage of babies totally breastfed compared to the other areas, whereas Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire have relatively high level of total breastfeeding.