Infant Feeding

Infant feeding statistics capture important aspects of nutrition at the First Visit, 6-8 week and 13-15 month reviews. Data are presented by: NHS health board, council area, maternal age, deprivation and maternal smoking status.

A full publication report and technical report are available. All publications and supporting material to this topic area can be found on the Public Health Scotland - Child Health Website.

Data og ressourcer

Yderligere info

Felt Værdi
Kilde Child Health Systems Programme Pre-School (CHSP PreSchool); Scottish Immunisations Call & Recall System (SIRS); National Records of Scotland Birth records.
Forfatter PHS Child Health Team
Version 1.0
Last Updated November 7, 2023, 10:45 (GMT)
Oprettet Juli 11, 2018, 14:33 (BST)
Contact Address Child Health Team, Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB
Subject Child Health
Frequency Annual
Time frame of data and timeliness Includes children eligible for review up to 31 March 2023. No delays between data availability and processing of data for publication.
Coverage The target population these statistics aim to cover is all babies eligible for review in Scotland each year.
Completeness See the technical report (
Accuracy This is an established data collection which covers a very high proportion of the target population. These data are a reliable indicator of infant feeding rates in Scotland and are broadly comparable with data from other sources.
Continuity of data From October 2019 results are reported by year of eligibility for review. Prior to October 2019 results were reported on financial year of birth. The financial year of eligibility refers to the year the child turns the appropriate age to receive each review i.e. 10 days for the first visit, 6 weeks for the 6-8 week review, and 13 months for the 13-15 month review. Data for all years has been updated to use this new methodology, so results from previous publications should not be compared to this publication, as they are not directly comparable. This revision does not affect the overall interpretation or conclusions to be drawn from the data.
Concepts and definitions See the technical report (
Disclosure The PHS protocol on Statistical Disclosure Protocol is followed.
Revision statement The publication is produced from the latest data extract from CHSP-PS which is a dynamic system, with ongoing updating of records. Data for the previous financial year are updated in the next release though any updates are expected to be minor.
Official statistics designation National Statistics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics Making information publicly available for planning, epidemiology, provision of services and providing comparative information.
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Sprog English

See 'Breastfeeding Rates in the UK' in the technical report (

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