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

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.


1 Note that there are a number of methodological issues to be borne in mind when interpreting the breastfeeding duration data. Further details are provided in the main report.

2 We have assumed that the "time of childname's birth" has been interpreted broadly by parents and refers to both before and after the birth.

3 For the most part, "other" qualifications are international certificates not readily subsumed into the SCQF qualification structure.


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