The 2010 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 March 2010 to 31 march 2011

Geographical coverage


Data availability

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  • Restrictions and limitations governing 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. 



Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

External links and information

2010 Australian national infant feeding survey: indicator results

Researchers can access a free confidentialised unit record file through the Australian Data Archive: ADA social science 01244