This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’ 2012.
Glasgow Centre for Population Health
This project will use innovative and complementary approaches to investigate the unexpected increase in breastfeeding in selected deprived neighbourhoods within Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and in a wider context to inform thinking on new ways to monitor breast feeding nationally. Through a contextual analysis we will analyse the likely impact of demographic and other social changes on breast-feeding in 4 local communities in Glasgow. In conjunction, a comprehensive analysis of breastfeeding trends, both locally and nationally, will be undertaken by creating a linked maternal/child dataset for Scotland, adding a new marker of ethnicity to the data, and, then, conducting a range of detailed analyses. These will focus on: data quality; the impact of maternal age, deprivation, ethnic background and other related social factors on likelihood to breastfeed and length of breastfeeding; and will test whether the development of linked maternal/child dataset can enhance our understanding and measurement of breastfeeding trends.