1000 days. Doesn’t sound like an awful lot does it? But the fact is that the first 1000 days of your little one’s life are a uniquely special time that can have a very real influence on how they develop, grow and learn — not just now, but for his or her whole life. Watch … read more >
Planning on breastfeeding your baby? Read this great article to help you get started.
Breastfeeding provides the best nutrition for your baby with many long-term benefits for your baby such as the reduction in the risk of obesity and certain infections and allergies. Remember to take the time to look after yourself during this important time, particularly your own diet. The foods you eat will actually affect both the … read more >
Although breastfeeding is natural and beneficial for you and your baby, it is a learned skill and may take a little time, patience and encouragement to help you succeed. But being aware of possible pitfalls and common problems can help you to negotiate these minor bumps and continue on the road as a happy, confident breastfeeder.
Successful breastfeeding depends on correct attachment and positioning. Getting it right at the start will help to prevent pain, frustration and physical problems. Read this article for advice and tips on getting it right from day one.
One of the best decisions you can make during the first 1000 days is to choose to breastfeed your baby. This article has lots of information about breastfeeding you may not know.
Support from family, friends and the wider community can make all the difference during breastfeeding. There are also lots of really excellent breastfeeding books available and, of course, on-line forums where you can chat to other mums who may be going through the same thing at the same time.
Breastfeeding your baby is helping to give them the best start in life, with tailor-made nutrition for their growth and development. Did you know that breastfeeding your baby for at least 6 months will reduce by half their chance of being obese at the age of 9? A startling statistic but a great reason to choose breastfeeding and get the supports to help you continue and have a successful experience for you and your baby.
Breastfeeding is best for your baby. It is perfectly suited to nourish infants and protect them from illnesses such as ear infections, tummy upsets, diabetes, eczema and obesity.
In the first 1000 days, breastfeeding reduces your child’s chances of being obese.