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Maternal and Child Health Participation Rates for Key Ages and Stages Consultations
Key Ages and Stages consultations are provided within the Maternal and Child Health Universal Service, and include 10 Key Ages and Stages consultations for each child,  from birth to 3.5 years including an initial home visit and consultations at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 4 months, 8 months, 12 months, 18 months, two years and 3.5 years of age for all children and their families.  At each consultation, the parent/carer is given an opportunity to discuss their concerns, talk about parenting experiences and learn how to improve the child’s health, growth and development.  Key Ages and Stages consultations are one-on-one consultations with the child and their family.

Sheet 1 (Breastfeeding Rates)

Maternal and Child Health Service: Breastfeeding Rates by LGA, 2011-12
Total Fully Breastfed Partially Breastfed
LGA Record Cards On Discharge % At 2 Weeks % At 3 Months % At 6 Months % On Discharge % At 2 Weeks % At 3 Months % At 6 Months %
Alpine 117 81.196581196581 77.777777777778 61.538461538462 38.461538461538 4.2735042735043 5.1282051282051 10.25641025641 16.239316239316
Ararat 125 80.8 66.4 44.8 36 4 6.4 4.8 2.4
Ballarat 1324 75.679758308157 64.954682779456 47.432024169184 36.933534743202 10.347432024169 12.38670694864 7.2507552870091 6.2688821752266
Banyule 1650 76.787878787879 73.939393939394 61.212121212121 47.030303030303 14.545454545455 14.787878787879 10.727272727273 10.30303030303
Bass Coast 406 79.310344827586 71.92118226601 51.231527093596 40.394088669951 4.679802955665 5.6650246305419 4.679802955665 3.9408866995074
Baw Baw 629 78.060413354531 68.998410174881 50.397456279809 31.001589825119 9.0620031796502 11.287758346582 6.9952305246423 11.128775834658
Bayside 1108 78.880866425993 77.797833935018 66.967509025271 49.909747292419 13.718411552347 13.176895306859 10.198555956679 11.371841155235
Benalla 160 75 66.25 49.375 35.625 9.375 10.625 6.25 8.125
Boroondara 1674 77.41935483871 76.164874551971 66.487455197133 53.345280764636 16.726403823178 16.248506571087 12.365591397849 10.752688172043
Brimbank 2714 67.759764185704 57.406042741341 40.235814296242 26.271186440678 19.270449521002 21.44436256448 17.022844509948 14.996315401621
Buloke 56 69.642857142857 62.5 46.428571428571 39.285714285714 7.1428571428571 8.9285714285714 10.714285714286 3.5714285714286
Campaspe 444 88.513513513514 70.945945945946 43.468468468468 23.198198198198 3.1531531531532 5.4054054054054 4.5045045045045 6.3063063063063
Cardinia 1300 70.769230769231 61.538461538462 43.230769230769 27.461538461538 11.923076923077 14.692307692308 9.2307692307692 11.076923076923
Casey 3991 84.615384615385 71.059884740667 46.22901528439 15.610122776247 8.0430969681784 13.229766975695 13.755950889501 26.309195690303
Central Goldfields 164 75.609756097561 63.414634146341 42.073170731707 33.536585365854 3.6585365853659 7.9268292682927 7.3170731707317 4.8780487804878
Colac-Otway 278 84.172661870504 72.661870503597 51.079136690647 35.611510791367 4.3165467625899 5.0359712230216 5.3956834532374 6.4748201438849
Corangamite 224 79.017857142857 71.875 53.125 41.964285714286 4.9107142857143 7.1428571428571 4.0178571428571 4.9107142857143
Darebin 2026 73.000987166831 68.015794669299 54.935834155972 39.387956564659 18.114511352419 19.69397828233 15.942744323791 17.472852912142
East Gippsland - GLCH 408 86.029411764706 73.039215686275 49.509803921569 11.519607843137 6.1274509803922 7.5980392156863 9.0686274509804 29.901960784314
East Gippsland - ORH 73 84.931506849315 78.082191780822 58.904109589041 50.684931506849 8.2191780821918 9.5890410958904 4.1095890410959 0
Frankston 1840 70.489130434783 62.771739130435 45.597826086957 31.79347826087 13.20652173913 13.423913043478 8.5326086956522 7.0108695652174
Gannawarra 133 77.443609022556 68.421052631579 46.616541353383 30.827067669173 5.2631578947368 6.015037593985 3.7593984962406 3.0075187969925
Glen Eira 1786 74.524076147816 72.284434490482 62.374020156775 49.776035834267 17.077267637178 16.517357222844 11.254199328108 9.1825307950728
Glenelg 220 73.181818181818 65 46.818181818182 35.454545454545 2.7272727272727 6.3636363636364 6.8181818181818 3.6363636363636
Golden Plains 199 78.391959798995 69.849246231156 50.753768844221 36.180904522613 10.552763819095 10.050251256281 5.0251256281407 6.0301507537688
Greater Bendigo 1410 69.503546099291 63.758865248227 44.893617021277 32.765957446809 12.978723404255 12.056737588652 6.5957446808511 4.6808510638298
Greater Dandenong 2235 73.109619686801 67.427293064877 48.501118568233 31.230425055928 15.883668903803 18.478747203579 17.270693512304 16.241610738255
Greater Geelong 2633 77.819977212305 69.350550702621 51.842005317129 39.384732244588 8.3554880364603 6.7603494113179 7.9756931257121 6.6084314470186
Greater Shepparton 889 79.415073115861 63.442069741282 42.51968503937 15.635545556805 9.8987626546682 10.573678290214 10.573678290214 21.822272215973
Hepburn 151 88.079470198675 76.82119205298 60.264900662252 45.695364238411 2.6490066225166 5.9602649006623 5.9602649006623 3.3112582781457
Hindmarsh 62 70.967741935484 72.58064516129 67.741935483871 53.225806451613 8.0645161290323 6.4516129032258 4.8387096774194 4.8387096774194
Hobsons Bay 1383 73.174258857556 69.41431670282 53.362255965293 42.299349240781 16.48590021692 16.558206796819 12.653651482285 7.7368040491685
Horsham 262 78.24427480916 69.465648854962 55.343511450382 41.221374045802 3.8167938931298 4.9618320610687 1.9083969465649 9.5419847328244
Hume 2726 63.646368305209 54.512105649303 36.023477622891 25.788701393984 19.73587674248 20.579603815114 14.563462949376 7.960381511372
Indigo 140 88.571428571429 83.571428571429 60 44.285714285714 3.5714285714286 3.5714285714286 7.1428571428571 6.4285714285714
Kingston 1932 75.569358178054 72.515527950311 59.213250517598 44.099378881988 15.424430641822 15.010351966874 11.749482401656 10.973084886128
Knox 1864 71.298283261803 64.592274678112 51.019313304721 36.695278969957 16.791845493562 19.259656652361 12.607296137339 10.139484978541
Latrobe 1034 72.050290135397 60.63829787234 39.26499032882 26.402321083172 9.6711798839458 12.185686653772 7.7369439071567 6.8665377176015
Loddon 74 90.540540540541 94.594594594595 74.324324324324 31.081081081081 10.810810810811 16.216216216216 13.513513513514 28.378378378378
Macedon Ranges 539 81.632653061224 73.469387755102 61.966604823748 48.60853432282 8.7198515769944 11.502782931354 7.0500927643785 7.4211502782931
Manningham 1101 68.846503178928 65.66757493188 57.402361489555 45.413260672116 22.797456857402 23.6148955495 15.712988192552 12.261580381471
Mansfield 103 84.466019417476 81.553398058252 62.135922330097 46.601941747573 6.7961165048544 8.7378640776699 15.533980582524 22.330097087379
Maribyrnong 1289 76.260667183863 73.390224980605 61.598138091544 40.806826997673 15.205585725369 16.912335143522 13.576415826222 18.851823118697
Maroondah 1491 77.464788732394 72.635814889336 58.752515090543 44.466800804829 13.212608987257 14.419852448021 9.8591549295775 9.7920858484239
Melbourne 941 75.026567481403 74.70775770457 63.336875664187 50.797024442083 19.659936238045 18.17215727949 14.027630180659 12.539851222104
Melton 2107 70.953962980541 56.193640246796 39.250118652112 13.763644992881 16.184148077836 16.516373991457 10.109159943047 18.177503559563
Mildura 693 80.23088023088 66.522366522367 43.290043290043 16.017316017316 8.2251082251082 10.822510822511 8.5137085137085 21.933621933622
Mitchell 505 73.267326732673 64.158415841584 43.960396039604 24.752475247525 7.5247524752475 10.891089108911 7.3267326732673 12.277227722772
Moira 384 76.041666666667 62.760416666667 42.1875 18.229166666667 5.2083333333333 7.5520833333333 5.46875 14.322916666667
Monash 1906 68.048268625393 66.421825813221 55.771248688353 39.979013641133 23.557187827912 23.032528856243 17.576075550892 17.156348373557
Moonee Valley 1281 73.145979703357 69.711163153786 56.752537080406 41.99843871975 14.988290398126 15.066354410617 12.256049960968 9.8360655737705
Moorabool 345 73.623188405797 64.057971014493 48.405797101449 32.173913043478 10.144927536232 11.014492753623 8.1159420289855 7.536231884058
Moreland 2268 77.777777777778 74.250440917108 60.449735449735 47.354497354497 15.47619047619 16.225749559083 11.463844797178 9.6119929453263
Mornington Peninsula 1629 75.813382443217 67.034990791897 47.820748925721 33.885819521179 12.338858195212 12.645794966237 9.14671577655 8.4100675260896
Mount Alexander 154 79.87012987013 76.623376623377 65.584415584416 42.857142857143 9.0909090909091 11.038961038961 9.7402597402597 11.688311688312
Moyne 178 85.955056179775 79.213483146067 62.921348314607 48.314606741573 3.3707865168539 6.7415730337079 3.3707865168539 3.9325842696629
Murrindindi 142 80.985915492958 77.464788732394 51.408450704225 38.732394366197 9.1549295774648 9.8591549295775 7.7464788732394 7.0422535211268
Nillumbik 678 78.023598820059 77.87610619469 66.371681415929 55.162241887906 14.454277286136 11.799410029499 7.9646017699115 8.1120943952802
Northern Grampians 123 78.861788617886 70.731707317073 53.658536585366 43.90243902439 8.9430894308943 12.19512195122 7.3170731707317 5.6910569105691
Port Phillip 1260 79.047619047619 79.047619047619 65.238095238095 52.460317460317 14.126984126984 13.571428571429 12.777777777778 10.079365079365
Pyrenees 55 78.181818181818 76.363636363636 58.181818181818 40 5.4545454545455 5.4545454545455 1.8181818181818 1.8181818181818
Queenscliffe 39 92.307692307692 94.871794871795 92.307692307692 82.051282051282 2.5641025641026 2.5641025641026 0 2.5641025641026
South Gippsland 298 81.879194630872 72.147651006711 55.704697986577 40.268456375839 7.7181208053691 11.744966442953 8.7248322147651 10.06711409396
Southern Grampians 194 87.628865979381 80.412371134021 61.340206185567 47.422680412371 2.0618556701031 4.1237113402062 7.2164948453608 4.639175257732
Stonnington 1030 76.699029126214 75.922330097087 64.757281553398 48.834951456311 14.563106796117 14.466019417476 13.106796116505 12.52427184466
Strathbogie 93 81.720430107527 75.268817204301 59.139784946237 40.860215053763 7.5268817204301 9.6774193548387 5.3763440860215 11.827956989247
Surf Coast 384 83.333333333333 78.125 63.541666666667 51.822916666667 8.0729166666667 8.8541666666667 7.8125 5.46875
Swan Hill 369 74.254742547425 62.059620596206 42.276422764228 28.184281842818 6.2330623306233 10.29810298103 4.3360433604336 5.420054200542
Towong 45 91.111111111111 82.222222222222 75.555555555556 55.555555555556 2.2222222222222 6.6666666666667 4.4444444444444 13.333333333333
Wangaratta 319 84.012539184953 69.905956112853 51.41065830721 16.300940438871 8.4639498432602 10.031347962382 7.5235109717868 27.586206896552
Warrnambool 423 84.869976359338 76.595744680851 54.373522458629 41.371158392435 3.7825059101655 6.1465721040189 3.7825059101655 4.4917257683215
Wellington - CGHS 476 73.319327731092 63.44537815126 45.168067226891 24.789915966387 9.8739495798319 13.655462184874 7.9831932773109 15.546218487395
Wellington - YDHS 40 90 72.5 47.5 40 2.5 10 5 0
West Wimmera 39 79.487179487179 66.666666666667 53.846153846154 35.897435897436 0 7.6923076923077 0 10.25641025641
Whitehorse 1833 71.52209492635 70.649208947081 60.338243316967 46.917621385706 21.222040370977 19.639934533552 16.639388979815 15.275504637207
Whittlesea 2603 76.37341529005 64.425662696888 44.563964656166 19.70802919708 11.448328851325 12.908182865924 9.45063388398 17.210910487899
Wodonga 570 77.719298245614 67.19298245614 46.842105263158 14.035087719298 13.333333333333 13.684210526316 9.4736842105263 25.263157894737
Wyndham 3431 67.502185951618 59.982512387059 42.407461381521 29.437481783737 17.137860682017 19.352958321189 12.561935295832 9.909647333139
Yarra 996 74.096385542169 76.907630522088 69.277108433735 55.120481927711 18.674698795181 14.558232931727 12.951807228916 12.951807228916
Yarra Ranges 1877 75.865743207246 69.206180074587 54.075652637187 13.958444326052 15.077250932339 16.675546084177 10.815130527437 33.830580713905
Yarriambiack 76 82.894736842105 68.421052631579 47.368421052632 30.263157894737 1.3157894736842 5.2631578947368 6.5789473684211 13.157894736842
Victoria 74151 74.841876711036 67.933001577861 51.749807824574 34.754757184664 13.93507842106 14.986986015023 11.382179606479 12.961389596904
Note: Breastfeeding rates are based on the number of children being fully or partially breastfed at specific ages. Breastfeeding Rates for the reported year are calculated on the data sourced from the previous year. For example, rates reported in 2011-12 are based on 2010-11 breastfeeding figures.

 

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