The UK has one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in Europe. To help us improve GOV. Find out more about cookies or hide this message. Employers to ensure career or life-time salaries are not adversely effected breast feeding a woman's choice to breastfeed. Mothers need to feel confident in their ability to breastfeed and to rates comfortable breastfeeding in public; this requires support from family, friends, professionals, the workplace and society at large so that breastfeeding is regarded as normal and natural.
The protective benefits are large and the evidence consistent and biologically plausible. Societal attitudes may lead to women feeling uncomfortable about breastfeeding in public or in the presence of peers and family members. Collection Breastfeeding statistics. National Breastfeeding Helpline - last accessed 11 April Best Beginnings last accessed 11 April