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Latest Research Reveals 51% Of British Women Think There Is Not Enough Advice About Breastfeeding

Woman breastfeeding baby in cafe

With World Breastfeeding Week (1-7th August 2017) around the corner, what better time to find out what our nation thinks about the controversial topic of breastfeeding in public?

New research from Private Pregnancy UK reveals that more than half of us think there is not enough information about breastfeeding. The new data also brought to light that only 51% –  are aware of their rights around breastfeeding.

In conjunction with an article on here at Private Pregnancy UK, we surveyed over 1,000 of our readers about breastfeeding in public.

The survey also highlighted that the overwhelming majority of people – 98.16% – believe that women should breastfeed in public, whilst a huge 86.34% think more cafes and restaurants should offer facilities for breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding has many benefits for babies: it reduces baby’s risk of infection, diarrhoea and vomiting, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), childhood leukaemia, and cardiovascular disease. If you’d like advice on breastfeeding, you can read our article: 4 Tips To Make Breastfeeding Easier.

We would like to thank Spectra for supporting the survey prize draw and donating a Spectra S2 Breast Pump for our lucky winner.

Do You Think Women Should Breastfeed In Public?

  • Yes – 98%
  • No – 1%
  • I’m not sure – 1%

Do you think women should breastfeed in public

Is There Enough Advice About Breastfeeding?

  • Yes – 39%
  • No – 51%
  • I’m not sure – 10%

Is there enough advice about breastfeeding

Should More Cafes And Restaurants Offer Facilities For Breastfeeding?

  • Yes – 86%
  • No – 9%
  • I’m not sure – 5%

should more cafes and restaurants offer facilities for breastfeeding

Do You Know Your Breastfeeding Rights?

  • Yes – 51%
  • No – 34%
  • I’m not sure – 15%



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