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Breastfeeding Awareness Week, 20/06/15 [S]

Breastfeeding Awareness Week gets underway on Sunday with the announcement of the first Scottish Infant Feeding Survey.

The IFS was previously carried out across the UK every five years, but last year the other three UK governments announced that they would no longer participate.

The Scottish Government sees the survey as a valuable resource, providing data which informs the work of many early years organisations, allows support to be targeted in appropriate areas and helps to evaluate the impact of interventions, education and other key work. Further details of the SIFS will be announced later in the year.

This week sees the launch of a number of updated resources for parents and health professionals. “Off to a good start – all you need to know about breastfeeding” has lots of information for pregnant women, while the breastfeeding pathway template can be customised for individual families to describe local support mechanisms and provision. The “feedgood factor” website has been upgraded, and work on this will continue following consultation with parents and professionals.

For full details see the Scottish Government news release.

Further Information

Breastfeeding Awareness Week