Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust – Breast feed, be a star
Breastfeeding promotion has a key role to play in tackling a range of health, social, economic and environmental issues.
In addition to improving the health and wellbeing of individual mothers and babies, breastfeeding promotion is being championed as a key strand in government attempts to reduce NHS expenditure and uproot damaging health inequalities.
There is a direct correlation between breastfeeding prevalence and socio-economic status, with babies from disadvantaged backgrounds much less likely to be breastfed. Given that these communities already have a greater instance of other child-related...