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 https://www.yorkhospitals.nhs.uk/our-services/a-z-of-services/maternity-services/breastfeeding/local-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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