Breastfeeding overview

Breastfeeding is something that both you and your baby need to learn and sometimes you will need support to get it right.

Breast milk provides all the nutrition your baby needs for the first six months of life and can give your baby most of their nutrition for the first year of their life and beyond.

Breast milk also helps to protect your baby against a range of infections. Breastfeeding is a learned skill and sometimes you need help and support to get it right. It doesn't always come easily, but generally, with persistance, it does get easier. In this section we provide you with tips and suggestions that will help you with your breastfeeding success. 

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