A grandmother has shared heartbreaking pictures of her granddaughter who died from an infection at just three-weeks old.

Jackie Watt said little Lola Young's death after contracting Strep B was "needless" - slamming the government for not offering a routine test for the infection to pregnant women.

The bacterial infection being carried by one in five pregnant women and kills on average 75 babies every year.

Since Lola's death, Jackie has campaigned tirelessly for routine testing for all pregnant women - even taking her fight personally to the Scottish parliament.

Jackie shared images of the tragic tot on what should have been her seventh birthday.

But as the seventh anniversary of Lola's tragic death approaches Jackie says nothing has changed, reports the Daily Record .

Jackie with granddaughters Brooke and Ellie

She said: "Babies are still dying for no reason because the Government won't pay £15 for each woman to be tested during pregnancy.

"I think it's absolutely disgraceful.

"They know the danger Strep B poses to babies and mothers, but it's almost like they are trying to ignore it."

Jackie says despite seven years of her campaigning - which included her lobbying to the Scottish Government for a change in pregnancy procedures, babies are still dying from the silent killer.

She said: "When we lost Lola it was honestly the most horrific time of our lives. We hadn't even heard of Strep B and yet here we were being told it had killed my granddaughter.

"I just cannot understand why the Government will not introduce testing when so many mums and babies either fall very ill or in some cases, die."

Other countries, including France, Spain, America and Canada do offer routine testing for pregnant women, but in Britain, the test is not readily available.

Lola died from Strep B - an infection passed from pregnant women to their babies

Following Lola's death, mum Nicole fell pregnant again and gave birth to another daughter, Brooke, who is now six, quickly followed by another daughter, Ellie, now five.

But Jackie says the distraught family were so traumatised by what had happened to Lola that they were not able to relax and enjoy either of the new babies.

She said: "It was a terrible, terrible time. We were so happy Nicole was expecting again but all I could feel was fear and panic. I was just in a constant state of worry.

"I think if Nicole was to have a baby now, seven years on, we would all be a lot more relaxed because we know so much more, but back then it was so frightening. It was just a very sad time for us."

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But all is not lost. Since Jackie began campaigning she has managed to raise the profile of Strep B and now there is information included in the Ready Steady Baby book which is issued to all expectant mums and a separate leaflet is also given to women.

While Jackie is glad awareness is being raised, she still maintains it is simply not enough.

She added: "It's great that more is being done to raise awareness but, for me, that doesn't go far enough. Testing it the only way to stop babies dying from Strep B.

"Sometimes I wonder where to go next and what to do, who to contact. i am just a granmother. i work, I have a busy life, and it feels like no good is going to come of it. But then I remember my Lola and I know a change needs to happen and I won't stop fighting until it does."