Since 1992, BFHIHKA has been observing breastfeeding trends in Hong Kong by conducting an annual survey in hospitals. Questionnaires are sent to all hospitals with maternity units in Hong Kong in May of each year. They include topics such as:
- The breastfeeding rate on discharge from the hospital
- Hospital practice of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
- Compliance of infant food manufacturers with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes as observed in the hospital
The data are then presented in an annual survey report which is released during the press conference in celebration of the World Breastfeeding Week in August every year. All information submitted by individual hospitals is treated with complete confidentiality.
Breastfeeding rate on discharge
*The statistics is from the Department of Health of the Government of HKSAR