House of Commons
SCOTLAND ACHIEVES 100 PERCENT UNICEF BABY FRIENDLY ACCREDITATION
EDM #1427
Tabled 20 June 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House warmly congratulates Scotland on becoming the first nation in the UK to achieve 100 per cent Unicef baby friendly accreditation in both maternity and community services; appreciates the efforts of public health and healthcare staff in achieving the accreditation; thanks National Maternal and Infant Nutrition coordinator Linda Wolfson and Minister for Public Health and Sport Aileen Campbell MSP for their commitment to protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding; welcomes the increase in babies receiving breast milk at six months from 32 per cent in 2010 to 43 per cent in 2017; notes that this week is Breastfeeding Awareness Week in Scotland; and hopes all parts of the UK will follow Scotland's excellent example.