Post-Industrial Regions

Breastfeeding in post-industrial regions, 2009/10

Breastfeeding post ind regionsclick on graph to enlarge

The proportion of mothers breastfeeding at 6-8 weeks was lower in Scotland (36%) than in England (49.2%) in 2009/10. At a regional level, the proportion of breastfeeding mothers in Glasgow and Clyde Valley (31.1%) was similar to those recorded for Greater Manchester (33.5%), while Merseyside had the lowest proportion of breastfeeding mothers (25.1%).


The data and charts are taken from Poverty, parenting and poor health: comparing early years’ experiences in Scotland, England and three city regions, published in 2013 by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health.

Please note also that these figures are based on exclusive and mixed feeding, where as other graphs in this section relate purely to exclusive breastfeeding.

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