Women who attended breastfeeding groups were older (PConclusion A policy for providing breastfeeding groups in relatively deprived areas of Scotland did not improve breastfeeding rates at 6 8 weeks. Professional support interventions extending through pregnancy, birth, and after birth are more effective than interventions concentrating on a shorter period.8 Interventions that tackle health inequalities in breast feeding are particularly needed, as younger more disadvantaged women are less likely to breast feed.4 The UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence endorses the WHO/UNICEF baby friendly hospital initiative’s 10 steps to successful breast feeding as a minimum standard for postnatal care.9 10 The 10th step is to foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them at discharge from hospital. A randomised controlled trial of the baby friendly hospital initiative, without step 10, increased the duration of breast feeding until 1 year in Belarus11; however, the generalisability of these findings to the United Kingdom is uncertain.12A preliminary, non randomised, controlled intervention study offering group based breastfeeding peer coaching, one to one breastfeeding peer coaching, or both significantly increased any breast feeding (exclusive or partial) at two weeks after birth by 6.8 (95% confidence interval 1.2 to 12.4) percentage points, from 34.3% to 41.1%.13 14 The intervention was not effective in one area, however, and the researchers hypothesised that relationships between health professionals could determine outcome.15 In addition, the extent to which the action research method contributed to the success of the intervention was unclear.16 That preliminary study informed the Breastfeeding in Groups (BIG) trial design.Our aim was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a policy for providing breastfeeding groups for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.

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