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Did you know breastfeeding is now part of the national curriculum in Scotland? Just found out today.

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Caz10 Mon 08-Sep-08 21:18:04

Not actually how to feed! grin

But these are learning outcomes for upper primary/lower secondary pupils:

"I can explain the benefits of breastfeeding on health and wellbeing".

"I understand the short and long-term benefits of breastfeeding, such as the nutritional impact and the maternal bond, and I am aware of issues associated with breastfeeding".

Truthfully - not exactly sure how this will be implemented (new curriculum) - but surely a good step?!


fishie Mon 08-Sep-08 21:20:12

i wonder what they will actually teach too. sounds v good in outcome terms.

tiktok Tue 09-Sep-08 09:50:58

It is a good step, Caz....would be good if it was elsewhere in the UK, too.

nickytwotimes Tue 09-Sep-08 09:55:11

It is admirable, but there is still little support for bf-ing women in many areas so it doesn't really address the problem.

Lomond Tue 09-Sep-08 09:55:29

It's a start, anything which helps make breastfeeding first choice is a good thing.

missmama Tue 09-Sep-08 10:00:31

I am now 37 and I remember doing something similar in Year 2/3 seniors, So Year 8? As part of one of the humanities subjects.

I will say it stayed with me as I always intended to breastfeed even before I decided I would have kids.

Lomond Tue 09-Sep-08 10:03:08

For those who have never seen someone breastfeed (we all know bottle feeding is seen as the norm in a lot of areas, mine included) if it even makes some of them think about giving it a go when they have their own family it is a good thing.

cupsoftea Tue 09-Sep-08 10:03:27

a great idea - also have legislation on bf in public

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