Health experts have united to call for a culture change in attitudes to breastfeeding in Scotland.
More than 30 specialists in neonatal care, mother and infant health and nutrition have signed a statement backing more support for women to help them breastfeed.
The statement has been issued to coincide with the start of National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week.
It identifies issues facing some new mothers, including limited access to family or community support, attitudes to breastfeeding in public and exposure to “misleading” advertising of formula milk.
The signatories advocate measures including better support for all women, highquality training for health professionals and providing age-appropriate education for children about breastfeeding.
“National Breastfeeding Week is an important opportunity to reflect on whether we are all doing enough to enable women to breastfeed”