RCPCH publishes new guidance on breastfeeding, highlighting the health benefits and importance of tackling UK’s low rates

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Social stigma is a major barrier to breastfeeding, and more must be done to support women to continue breastfeeding beyond the first few weeks according to new recommendations published today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). The new guidance, backed by midwives and health visitors, is based on the latest research and aims to give practical advice on how long women should consider breastfeeding. It also makes the case for the health benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child, as well as the cost savings to families and health services.

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