Breastfeeding is a great way to feed a baby and boost your baby’s health and development. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breast feeding alongside other foods, for at least the first two years and beyond. However any amount of breastmilk you provide will always be positive for your baby’s health and well being.
The Department of health (DoH)recommends that all pregnant women take vitamin supplements. You could be eligible for free vitamins and help with the cost of certain foods through the healthy start scheme.
Giving your baby a breast feed can …
Remember: You can’t over feed a breastfed baby!
Baby’s digestive systems are made to process breastmilk, so even if you don’t want to fully breastfeed, any breastmilk you give is really worth while.
Tips for Success!
Remember, however you choose to feed your baby, your midwife and health visitors’ priority is that you and your baby are thriving.
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