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Breastfeeding Celebration Week

Public Health England is proud to be supporting Breastfeeding Celebration Week from Monday 17th June.

The theme for the week in 2019 is promoting the benefits of skin to skin contact, both immediately after birth and throughout the early weeks of life. 

As England has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world - 80% of babies are breastfed at birth and only 1% are exclusively breastfed by 6 months - PHE is keen to support everyone's efforts ensuring that every child has the best start in life.