The 2010 ANIFS gathered information about infant feeding practices and attitudes from a sample of mothers and carers in Australia, including information about: the prevalence and duration of breastfeeding, other foods consumed by infants, barriers to initiating and continuing breastfeeding, and perinatal depression.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 October 2010 to 28 February 2011

Geographical coverage


Data availability

  • publications

  • there are restrictions and limitations governing the availability or use of other data in this holding

  • researchers can access a confidentialised unit record file through the Australian Data Archive, free of charge: 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey

Data scope

Mothers or primary carers of infants aged up to 24 months. Sample selected from the Medicare enrolment database. 



Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

External links and information

2010 Australian national infant feeding survey: indicator results


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