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UK is not the world's worst at breastfeeding

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016 Tweet

A letter published in the Lancet by NPEU researchers Maria Quigley and Claire Carson shows that around 1 in 10 UK women are still breastfeeding when their baby is 12 months old.  This estimate is based on a UK study of 14,848 women who gave birth in 2000-2001 and then answered questions about infant feeding when their baby was 9 months old and again at 5 years.  Corroborated with data from the last three UK Infant Feeding Surveys, their estimate of 1 in 10 contrasts with a recent report which suggested that only 1 in 200 UK women are still breastfeeding at 12 months. 

Read the Lancet letter.

Updated: Monday, 23 May 2016 10:32 (v2)