Breastfeeding rates by Glasgow neighbourhood
BF Neighbourhoods 201819

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Drumchapel has the lowest exclusive breastfeeding rate at 8%.The Carmunnock, Hyndland, Dowanhill & Partick East and Kelvindale & Kelvinside neighbourhoods have the highest exclusive breastfeeding rates at the 6-8 week review - all being above 50%.


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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