Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Aileen Keel, welcomed new research which shows an encouraging trend in breastfeeding among mothers from disadvantaged backgrounds. CRFR’s new briefing, ‘Changes in Scottish infant feeding policy and breastfeeding habits between 2004 and 2011’, authored by Dr Valeria Skafida suggests that mothers with fewer, or no, educational qualifications who gave birth in 2011 had an 150% higher chance of breastfeeding for between 6 and 10 months compared to similar mothers who gave birth in 2005.

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