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Scotland Achieves 100 Percent Unicef Baby Friendly Accreditation

EDM number 1427 in 2017-19, proposed by Alison Thewliss on 20/06/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Food, Health education and preventive medicine and Health services.

That this House warmly congratulates Scotland on becoming the first nation in the UK to achieve 100 per cent Unicef baby friendly accreditation in both maternity and community services; appreciates the efforts of public health and healthcare staff in achieving the accreditation; thanks National Maternal and Infant Nutrition coordinator Linda Wolfson and Minister for Public Health and Sport Aileen Campbell MSP for their commitment to protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding; welcomes the increase in babies receiving breast milk at six months from 32 per cent in 2010 to 43 per cent in 2017; notes that this week is Breastfeeding Awareness Week in Scotland; and hopes all parts of the UK will follow Scotland's excellent example.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Alison Thewliss20/06/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartyProposed
Carol Monaghan20/06/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySeconded
Stewart McDonald20/06/2018Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Marion Fellows20/06/2018Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySeconded
Deidre Brock20/06/2018Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySeconded
Joanna Cherry20/06/2018Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Patrick Grady20/06/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day20/06/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry20/06/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Patricia Gibson20/06/2018North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySigned
John McNally20/06/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty20/06/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon21/06/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Brendan O'Hara21/06/2018Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens25/06/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown16/07/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned

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