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.