Breastfeeding rates | Constitutional change | Chris Packham’s dog | Oblique invitation | Jimmy Gabriel
The Royal College of Midwives has focused on the wrong issue (Breastfeeding: woman’s choice must be respected, midwives told, 12 June). The real question is why the UK has “one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world”. The concern is that its latest pronouncement, which does not adequately address the problem, may lead to even lower rates.
Professor Stephen Kennedy
Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford
• Jim Michie (Letters, 14 June) suggests a new constitutional and electoral system for the UK that would include regional assemblies, a second chamber representing the constituent nations of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and some form of proportional representation. We should ask Angela Merkel for some tips as this is precisely the way they organise things in Germany.
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