Public Health Scotland have released statistics on breastfeeding. Overall breastfeeding rates continue to increase in Scotland, mainly due to an increase in mixed breast and formula feeding. Almost two thirds (66%) of babies born in Scotland in 2020/21 were breastfed for at least some time after their birth. There are marked inequalities in breastfeeding, with babies born to mothers in more deprived areas, younger mothers, and those of White Scottish ethnicity least likely to be breastfed.  However, the gap is reducing, as the most substantial increases in breastfeeding at 6-8 weeks over recent years have been seen among babies born to mothers in the most deprived areas.