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Breastfeeding Statistics, 28/10/14 [S]

The Minister for Public Health Michael Matheson, commented on the breast feeding statistics released on 28th October 2014 he said:

“Breastfeeding has major health benefits, both in the short and longer term, for both mother and baby, and that is why the Scottish Government continues to promote it as the best nutrition for babies throughout all areas of Scotland.

“Breastfeeding rates in Scotland have seen a small increase of 1.3% over the last year, with 48.4 per cent of babied breastfed in 2013/14 at the first visit, compared with 47.1 per cent in 2012/13.

“While rates have remained relatively static over the last decade it is encouraging to see rates in the most deprived areas of Scotland have increased.

For full details see the Scottish Government news release.

Further Information

Breastfeeding Statistics