Breastfeeding is practical, free, can be discreet and is an amazing achievement to be proud of.

  • Breastfeeding gives baby the best start in life – breastfed babies have a lower chance of developing eczema, getting ear, chest and tummy bugs, being obese and developing diabetes when they are older.

  • Mums who breastfeed have a lower risk of breast and ovarian cancer.  Breastfeeding also uses about 500 calories a day so many women who breastfeed say they find it easier to get back to their pre-pregnancy figure.

    For more information regarding Breastfeeding please see the links below

  • BFI (Resources include sleep, responsive feeding, position and attachment, maximising breastmilk, expressing and storing breastmilk and much more).
  • The Breastfeeding Network provides breastfeeding support and information.
  • La Leche League offers mother-to-mother support with breastfeeding.
  • The Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) has information about feeding twins and triplets.
  • The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) is a charity that provides information and support on all aspects of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood, including breastfeeding.
  • The UK Association for Milk Banking has information about using donated breast milk if your baby is premature or ill, and how to donate breast milk. 
  • York Hospital Breastfeeding information


  • National Breastfeeding Helpline – 0300 100 0212
  • Association of Breastfeeding Mothers – 0300 330 5453
  • La Leche League – 0345 120 2918
  • National Childbirth Trust (NCT) – 0300 330 0700

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