Glasgow City Region

Breastfeeding trends across Glasgow City Region
BF GCR 201819
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There were reductions in exclusive breastfeeding rates (at the 6-8 week review) in the majority of Glasgow City region local authorities up to the early 2010s and then an increase in more recent years. Only East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire have had consistently higher exclusive breastfeeding rates than Glasgow and the Scottish average. All other Glasgow City region local authorities have had consistently lower breastfeeding rates than the Scottish average. 


All babies are offered a health review approximately six to eight weeks following their birth. The Health Visitor notes whether the baby is still being exclusively breastfed, bottle fed formula or a mixture of both. The status is recorded in the Child Health Surveillance Programme, Pre-School.The figures shown are for those exclusively breastfed at the time of the visit.

Visits for which the status has not been recorded or known have been included in the denominator. These are a subset of data from the annual ISD report Breastfeeding Statistics 2014/15 (published 27/10/2015). The report can be found on the ISD website as follows: Full details on data sources, methods and definitions can be found in the report.

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