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Breastfeeding In Scotland

EDM number 605 in 2017-19, proposed by Alison Thewliss on 28/11/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Health education and preventive medicine and Incomes and poverty.

That this House notes that statistics released by NHS Scotland have shown an increase in the number of mothers breastfeeding in Scotland; understands that figures produced by NHS Scotland show that 63 per cent of all babies in Scotland have been breastfed at some point in their lives, with 41 per cent still breastfeeding at the six to eight week stage; further understands that 26 per cent of babies born in the most deprived areas are breastfed, compared to 60 per cent of babies born in the most affluent areas; believes that the historically low uptake in breastfeeding in Scotland is due to systematic problems with poverty and inequality; and commends the efforts made by various organisations to tackle patterns of inequality in infant feeding rates, including the Scottish Government, Unicef Babyfriendly and NHS Scotland.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Alison Thewliss28/11/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartyProposed
28/11/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Ronnie Cowan28/11/2017InverclydeScottish National PartySeconded
Alan Brown28/11/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day28/11/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Stuart McDonald28/11/2017Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySeconded
Tommy Sheppard28/11/2017Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan29/11/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law29/11/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens29/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon29/11/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Angus MacNeil04/12/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Kirsty Blackman04/12/2017Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry04/12/2017Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
John McNally05/12/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady05/12/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara06/12/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Paul Flynn07/12/2017Newport WestLabourSigned
Hannah Bardell11/12/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry08/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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