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Infant Feeding - Introduction

Breastfeeding is widely recognized as being the healthiest way to feed your Newborn baby. It has many benefits to both mother and baby.   By deciding to breastfeed, you’ll be giving your child the best possible start in life. Any period of breastfeeding, however short, will benefit your baby, the maximum benefits are gained by feeding breastmilk and nothing else until around six months, and then continuing to breastfeed after solids are introduced until your baby is a year or more old.

Breast milk gives your baby all the nutrients needed for the first six months of life and continues to benefit your baby by protecting your baby from infection and other diseases.  It  can reduce the mothers chances of getting some illnesses later in life such as breast or ovarian cancer and it also it uses 500 calories a day.

Breastfeeding helps you and your baby to get close and form a special bond. 

We hope to provide you with helpful information including who we are, Contact Tel Numbers, Bosom Buddy support Groups, Peer Mentoring, The Baby Friendly Intiative and advice on Medical Information. Please click below.


 



                                 

Meet the team                                                                      
A guide to our bf policy                                
WhyBreastfeed?                                                 
The First Few Days - What to expect                   
Is my baby feeding correctly ?                           
Breastfeeding Twins/Multiple Births         
Caring for your baby at night                                                                  
Breastfeeding Preterm Babies                                                       
Medical Information   
Drugs in breastmilk  
Expressing and Storage of Breastmilk
Contact for Help, Advice and Support
Returning to work
Tongue Tie    
Dads Page
Breastfeeding out and about and in Warrington
Breastfeeding - One mothers Journey - Read her blog
Myths solved about Breastfeeding
What Celebrities say about Breastfeeding
Baby Friendly Initiative  
Link to Birth to five parenting book
Link to Pregnancy Book
Leaflets in other languages
Healthy Start Vitamins

Formula Feeding

Bottlefeeding
Using Infant Formula Safely
Use of bottled water
Bottles and Teats
Bottlefeeding away from home
Common problems with bottlefeeding

Bosom Buddies Peer Support

Bosom Buddies
Peer Support Coordinators
Bosom Buddy Groups
Bosom Buddy Volunteers

Further                                                Information                
Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2013       
Breastfeeding Events                            
Breastfeeding News                              
Previous events                                                           
Weaning                                             
Milk Bank Donation Information
Can you knit a breast?  

Other Useful Websites

Bridgewater Community Healthcare Services Website
Breastfeeding Network
UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative
UNICEF Baby Friendly resources in other languages
NCT Helpline
Department of Health
La Leche League
Lullaby Trust


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