HC Deb 04 December 1995 vol 268 c33W
Mr. Chris Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list breastfeeding rates in England for each year since 1985; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy with regard to the encouragement of breast feeding. [2531]

Mr. Horam

Breastfeeding rates are surveyed every five years. Survey results for 1985 and 1990 are comparable. The Government continue to protect and promote breastfeeding as the best way of feeding a baby. Information on breastfeeding rates for 1985 and 1990 are available in "Infant Feeding 1990", copies of which are available in the Library.

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