According to the BBC the Welsh government is looking to outlaw the smacking of children much in the way Scotland recently has. Ministers said removing the defence of reasonable punishment would make it clear smacking was "no longer acceptable". All I can say on this is it's about bloody time.
According to a study by the University of Sheffield, mothers should be offered a cash incentive to encourage breastfeeding. The scheme, which was launched in 2014, offered £120 in vouchers to new mothers who breastfed for six weeks, rising to £200 for those who continued for six months. More than 10,000 mothers across South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire participated in the trial which saw an increase of 6% in areas where the scheme was offered, compared to areas where the scheme was not.