The report set out the draft Medway Infant Feeding Strategy for Cabinet approval. This was a refresh of the 2018 Strategy, and aimed to ensure the strategic ambitions and actions were fit for purpose.
The Strategy outlined the steps taken during the refresh of the strategy. This included detailed data analysis, community and stakeholder engagement and the assessment of best practice. The Strategy concluded with the Infant Feeding priorities for Medway that would need to be delivered by a range of partners over the next five years.
A Diversity Impact Assessment had been undertaken in relation to the new Infant Feeding Strategy. This was set out at Appendix B to the report.
The Strategy had previously been considered by the Health and Wellbeing Board on 7 September 2023 and its comments were set out at section 8 of the report.
The Cabinet noted the comments made by the Health and Wellbeing Board, as set out at section 8 of the report.
The Cabinet approved the Infant Feeding Strategy 2023-2028, as attached at Appendix A to the report.
The outcomes set out in the Infant Feeding Strategy 2023-2028, aim to produce better outcomes for the local population.