More mothers than ever before are choosing to breastfeed their newborn babies, according to a report published today by the Information Centre for health and social care.

The 2005 infant feeding survey shows 76 per cent of mothers in the UK now start out breastfeeding - up 7 per cent since 2000. However, those mothers stopping early also continues to rise.

At six weeks, fewer than half of mothers were still breastfeeding and at six months only 25 per cent were still breastfeeding.

To read the survey click here

More mothers than ever before are choosing to breastfeed their newborn babies, according to a report published today by the Information Centre for health and social care.

The 2005 infant feeding survey shows 76 per cent of mothers in the UK now start out breastfeeding - up 7 per cent since 2000. However, those mothers stopping early also continues to rise.

At six weeks, fewer than half of mothers were still breastfeeding and at six months only 25 per cent were still breastfeeding.

To read the survey click here