Mums 'paid' to breastfeed

New mothers in Derbyshire are to be paid to breastfeed as part of a research project examining whether or not uptake rates could improve if women are offered financial rewards.

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Mothers 'paid' to breastfeed as part of new research

Shopping vouchers are being offered to new mums as an incentive to get them breastfeeding their babies.

Mothers are being 'paid' to breastfeed Credit: Katie Collins/PA Wire

The idea is part of a research project by the University of Sheffield, and will be carried out in Chesterfield.

Researchers are examining ways to boost the low rates of breastfeeding.

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