UK Mothers Breastfeed their Babies Less than Required

UK Mothers Breastfeed their Babies Less than Required

All mothers are aware of the need of breastfeeding for infants but they seem to forget the importance of the same a few weeks after the baby's birth.

As per the recent figures revealed, 69% of the mothers in the UK considered breastfeeding at the time of baby's birth but the number gradually came down to 46% in just a week and by the time six weeks, the figure dropped to 23%.

The NHS Information centre has found that only 1% of the mothers manage to give the full six months of recommended breastfeeding. The rate has remained same for the past many years. But the surprising fact is that four-fifth of the mothers who were interrogated over the issue said they were aware of the health benefits of breastfeeding.

When the problems that stopped the mothers from breastfeeding were looked into, a list was figured out. This included the rejection of breast by the baby, inability to latch properly, pain in breasts or nipples and having inadequate amount of milk in breasts.

However, number of mothers in the UK breastfeeding at the time of birth has risen from 76% in 2005 to 81% in 2010.


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