The number of newborns in the UK has been increasing since 2014.
There is a shortage of baby formula in the UK. This is due to a number of factors, including Brexit and a lack of investment in the NHS. The number of newborns in the UK has been increasing since 2014, with an estimated 927,100 babies born in 2017. This figure is expected to rise to 945,800 by 2021.
Breastfeeding rates have increased since 2000, but many mothers still choose to bottle feed their babies due to convenience or for medical reasons. In 2015-2016, only 82% of mothers were breastfeeding at birth. By 6 months old this had dropped to 71%. However, breastfeeding rates are expected to increase as more women begin giving birth later on in life.