UNICEF have published a report: Every child alive – the urgent need to end new born deaths. Amongst the findings it shows that British babies are more likely to die in their first month than those born in Latvia, Belarus and Cuba. Researchers suggested reasons for this could include low breastfeeding rates, obesity and women delaying childbirth. Figures from Unicef ranked the UK 30th out of 184 countries for lowest mortality rates within a month of birth.
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