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Breasteeding and Bottlefeeding Rates In Family Nurse Partnerships Written Answer, 21/01/15 [S]

Written answer given in response to Richard Simpson's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what the rates of (a) breastfeeding exclusively and (b) breast- and bottlefeeding were in all family nurse partnership births up to August 2014.

The Minister for Public Health, Maureen Watt replied the rates from all family nurse partnership (FNP) births who were (a) breastfeeding exclusively was 5.9% and (b) breast and bottle feeding was 10.8% up to August 2014.

This is captured at six weeks’ post partum and has been extracted from the family nurse partnership Scottish information system (FNPSIS). This excludes women who were in the first cohort in Scotland as their information is not in the FNPSIS and was reported separately as part of the FNP evaluation.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 21 January 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 21 January 2015