NCT response: GMTV breastfeeding survey

Released on: 20 July 2011

GMTV has surveyed a large number of women about their thoughts on breastfeeding. Many women have expressed concern at the style of the questions, which appear to be negatively slanted against breastfeeding.

Rosie Dodds, Senior Public Policy Officer, NCT says;


“This is a poor quality survey with inadequate methodology. The questions seem to have been designed to provide negative and sensationalist results about breastfeeding and this should not be used as a reliable gauge of what the British public think about this issue.”


“NCT works to improve support for breastfeeding across the UK and supports parents to make their own decisions about feeding for their baby. For anyone with specific concerns around feeding their baby, NCT breastfeeding counsellors are available on 0300 330 771.”