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Growing Up in Scotland - Birth Cohort 2. Infant Feeding: Breastfeeding and weaning amongst mothers in Scotland

Growing Up in Scotland - Birth Cohort 2. Infant Feeding: Breastfeeding and weaning amongst mothers in Scotland

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

ISBN: 9781782563990

This document presents key findings on infant feeding from the second birth cohort (BC2) of the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study, surveyed for the first time during 2011 when children were aged 10 months. It considers findings on breastfeeding initiation, duration and support, and on the introduction of solids, exploring variations in these experiences according to key demographic and socio-economic characteristics such as maternal age and household income.

Executive Summary

Growing Up in Scotland is a large-scale longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the

lives of several cohorts of Scottish children from the early years, through childhood and beyond.

This document presents key findings on infant feeding from the second birth cohort (BC2) surveyed for the first time during 2011 when children were aged 10 months. The cohort

is representative of all children born in Scotland in 2010/11. It considers findings on breastfeeding initiation, duration and support, and on the introduction of solids, exploring variations in these experiences according to key demographic and socio-economic characteristics such as maternal age and household income.

Where possible, comparisons were made with data on infant feeding from families in the first birth cohort (BC1)

collected during 2005/6 when the cohort child was also 10 months old.