UK breastfeeding trends

The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative UK Working Group has published World Breastfeeding Trends UK Report 2016.

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The report provides information on breastfeeding trends in the four countries of the UK. The review finds that there are good infant feeding policies and programmes in place, but that these are scattered.

England in particular is lacking in leadership and has support services that have declined in recent years.  The report includes a ‘scorecard’ for each UK country, rating them out of 10 on a variety of indicators.

Additional link: RCPCH press release

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