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Breastfeeding initiation high in London but drop-off rates could be improved

 

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Breastfeeding initiation high in London but drop-off rates could be improved

A new report by Public Health England shows that breastfeeding rates in London are higher than England and have risen since 2005.

In London, women from black ethnic backgrounds and mothers born outside of the UK are significantly more likely to breastfeed despite many living in deprived circumstances. Young mothers in London are significantly less likely to breastfeed than older mothers and areas with predominantly white British communities have higher drop-off rates. More .....