29 Jul

How to Help Your Baby Gain Weight

In the first weeks we now think that babies become sleepy when the flow slows, not  because they are full. The following points should help you baby get more milk at each feed: * Aim for the best attachment possible. Even good attachment can be better. You can read more about this on our Positioning […]

24 Jul

How Long Should I Breastfeed: Days, Weeks, Months?

The decision about how long to breastfeed is very personal and can depend on a number of factors.  We provide information and support to help you make the decision that is right for you and your baby. Both the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF recommend that a baby is exclusively breastfed for the first […]

25 Mar

Beyond the First Few Months

Breastfeeding beyond the first few months Breastfeeding continuesto be important for children’s nutrition, development and care after the first 6 months of life. Breastfeeding at current levels is considered to be able to contribute on average at least: 75% of the energy requirements for children 6-8 months 50% between 9-11 months 40% between 12-24 months […]

20 Mar

Getting Started

Breastfeeding should be COMFORTABLE How you sit (or lie down) and how close you hold your baby as you feed can make a difference to how well things go. Sometimes a little difference in how the baby is feeding can make a big difference to how comfortable it is for you and how easily your […]

19 Mar

Beyond The First Few Weeks

Breastfeeding beyond the first few months Breastfeeding continues to be important for children’s nutrition, development and care after the first 6 months of life. Breastfeeding at current levels is considered to be able to contribute on average at least: 75% of the energy requirements for children 6-8 months 50% between 9-11 months 40% between 12-24 […]