Giving your baby a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do for them.
Breastfeeding is good for babies because breast milk contains antibodies that help protect
against illnesses. Breastfeeding isn’t just good for your baby. It can be really rewarding
for you and is a chance to bond with your child and feel close to them. The other benefits
to mums breastfeeding include reducing the risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and
Breastfeeding can sometimes take a little while for you and your baby to get used to, but
once established, breastfeeding is easy for most mothers and babies. It is important your
baby learns to attach properly to the breast as this will help mother and baby to breastfeed
well. It is important to feed your baby whenever they seem hungry.
Talk to your midwife, health visitor or volunteer breastfeeding counsellor if you have any
For more information about breastfeeding support please call HomeStart on 0161 344 0669.