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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S2W-18574
Asked by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 19 August 2005

Question

To ask the Scottish Executive how many mothers are still breastfeeding their babies at six weeks (a) nationally and (b) in Glasgow.

Current status: Answered by Lewis Macdonald on 13 September 2005


Answer

The following table shows the number and percentage of mothers recorded as still breastfeeding their babies based on the review at six to eight weeks after birth. This review is conducted by 10 NHS boards across Scotland representing over 80% of the population.

Number and Percentage Recorded as Breastfed at the Six to Eight Week Review - Year Of Birth 2004

 

Number Breastfed

Percentage Breastfed

10 NHS Boards

13,935

35.9

Glasgow

2,886

35.7

Source: ISD Scotland, May 2005.