The number of babies being breastfed at 6 to 8 weeks in Scotland has increased from 36% in 2001/02 to 42% in 2017/18.
This comes after Scotland became the first country in the UK to receive 100% Baby Friendly accreditation in maternity and community services.
However, figures show breastfeeding rates in Scotland still fall far short of recommended levels.
The Scottish government is investing an additional £2m for breastfeeding support, almost doubling funding.
The statistics from Infant Feeding Statistics Scotland revealed that 64% of of babies born in Scotland in 2017/18 were "ever" breastfed - breastfed for any length of time after their birth.
More than half (51%) of babies were breastfed at First Visit (10-14 days) in 2017/18. This has increased from 44% of babies born in 2001/02.
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