Breast milk provides all the nutrition your baby needs for the first six months of life and can give your baby most of their nutrition for the first year of their life and beyond.
Breast milk also helps to protect your baby against a range of infections. Breastfeeding is a learned skill and sometimes you need help and support to get it right. It doesn't always come easily, but generally, with persistence, it does get easier. In this section we provide you with tips and suggestions that will help you with your breastfeeding success.
Breastfeeding will protect your baby from a range of infections, allergies and medical conditions and has particular health benefits for you as well, including protection from osteoporosis and ovarian cancer.Learn more
Tips for breastfeeding success
From the moment your baby is born there are a number of things you can do to improve your breastfeeding success. Even the simple step of keeping mother and baby together after the birth is going to improve the chances of successful breastfeeding.Learn more
Good feeding practices
Breastfeeding is a skill that both you and your baby need to learn. Knowing what are good feeding practices will help you both to successfully breastfeed.Learn more
How to breastfeed
The best way to learn to breastfeed is to have a midwife, lactation consultant or even another mother help you with your position and attaching the baby to your breast.Learn more
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