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S5W-05422: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 8 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-01773 by Mark McDonald on 22 August 2016, what its position is on the baby box containing aids to support breastfeeding, including breast pads and pumps.

Answered by: Mark McDonald 15 December 2016

The Baby Box will include materials which promote attachment and which help parents prepare for the arrival of their baby. There will also be a strong focus on joining up core public health messages around things like safe-sleep. At present we do not plan to include direct aids to support breastfeeding, but we will signpost parents to the new website so that they can access up-to-date information which will help them make the right feeding choices for their babies.