Child and Maternal Health

  • Scottish Breastfeeding Awareness Week 18-22 June 2018 – Round up

    27th June 2018 by

    Along with our partners, the Scottish Government celebrated Scottish Breastfeeding Awareness Week last week. We were proud to announce that Scotland has become the first country in the UK to achieve full UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation in all of its maternity and community health visiting services, following NHS Lothian receiving the honour.  The accreditation demonstrates...

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  • Scottish Breastfeeding Awareness Week 18-22 June 2018

    19th June 2018 by

    Scottish Breastfeeding Awareness Week takes place every year in June and is an opportunity for organisations and groups to show their support for breastfeeding. The Scottish Government is committed to supporting breastfeeding and the Programme for Government 2017-18 made a commitment to increase resources for breastfeeding to support mothers, particularly in the days immediately following...

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  • Mapping a Healthy Start in Life – The Scottish Maternal and Infant Nutrition Survey

    9th March 2018 by

      In June 2015, the Scottish Government announced its intention to carry out the first Scottish Maternal and Infant Nutrition Survey (MINS) in response to the cancellation of the previous UK-wide Infant Feeding Survey (IFS). The first Maternal and Infant Nutrition Survey was published on 21 February. The information collected in this survey is not...

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