The 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey (ANIFS) gathered information about infant feeding practices and attitudes from a sample of mothers and carers in Australia. The survey gathered information about the prevalence and duration of breastfeeding and collected information on other foods consumed by infants. The survey also gathered information about barriers to initiating and continuing breastfeeding and gathered information about perinatal depression. 

Collection details

Temporal coverage 

from 1/3/2010 to 31/3/2011

Geographical coverage


Data availability

  • Publications

Restrictions and limitations govern the availability or use of other data in this holding.

Data scope 

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



External links and information 

2010 ANIFS indicator results

Researchers can access a confidentialised unit record file through the Australian Data Archive.


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