Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the healthiest option for new mums and their baby.

By deciding to breastfeed, your child is given the best possible start in life. Any period of breastfeeding however short, will benefit the baby, but the maximum benefits are gained by feeding breast milk and nothing else until around six months, and then continuing to breastfeed after solids are introduced until the baby is a year or more old.

For further information on why breastfeeding is so important, advice and guidance on how to breastfeed, expressing breast milk, solutions to common breastfeeding problems, weaning as well as returning to work, go to www.breastfedbabies.org