World Breastfeeding Week takes place between 1-7 August and aims to increase the rate of breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
Currently a national average of 73% mothers breastfeed at the time the baby is born. Locally the figures are:
- Cannock Chase CCG 63%
- Stafford and Surrounds CCG 70%
- SE Staffordshire & Seisdon Peninsula CCG 62%