Breastfeeding campaign gets funding boost

Breastfeeding campaign gets funding boost

Funding to encourage more mothers in Scotland to breastfeed for longer is to be almost doubled. The Scottish government has announced an extra £2m investment. Figures show that over the last year 63% of babies had been breastfed at some point, but the rate dropped to 41% at six weeks. The cash boost, ahead of World Breastfeeding Week, will go to health boards to tackle problems which see some mothers stop breastfeeding.

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