MONDAY 30 JULY 2018
Britain has some of the worst breastfeeding rates in the world and new mum Kate Quilton wants to find out why.
Food Unwrapped presenter Kate Quilton gave birth to her son in May and found breastfeeding a challenge.
At one point she said she felt like a 'leper' when she was feeding in public.
So she investigates the obstacles to breastfeeding, to find out why Britain has some of the worst rates in the world and whether more support is needed.
A survey by Swansea University, exclusive to Dispatches, suggests that 67% of us think that there's no biological difference between breast milk and formula.
Kate meets scientists at Imperial College who have measured the presence of hundreds of vital living components in breast milk that make it so much better for babies than formula.
These include natural pain killers, aids to sleep and immune support.
She also explores how cuts in public health funding have led to breastfeeding support services closing down.
Plus, Kate breastfeeds her baby in public to find out why mothers feel discouraged and shamed.
She's surprised by the public reaction, with one woman saying 'it's not a spectator sport'.
Swansea University's research suggests that 40% of women who stop breastfeeding by six weeks say that one of the reasons is being judged in public.
And Kate also recruits a flash mob of breastfeeding mums to conduct a polite protest outside Parliament because the chamber and committee rooms of the House of Commons are some of the last places in Britain that don't allow breastfeeding.
Reporter: Kate Quilton
Producer: Danielle Johnson
Producer: Vicky Cooper
Director: Vicky Cooper
Executive Producer: Sara Ramsden
A Love Productions production for Channel 4.