Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby, providing them with tailored nutrition as well as many other benefits. Have a look at the articles in this section for practical breastfeeding tips, advice and support and to find out more about the benefits of breastfeeding.
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.
Physical activity at any age can help build muscle strength and fitness, and in children young and old develop skills of balance and co-ordination. Getting your little one involved in a form of exercise from an early age will help establish healthy lifestyle behaviours, which can last a lifetime. Active children are more likely to … read more >
For many dads the arrival of a new baby can be both exhausting and a complete shock to the system, especially if it’s your first. There’s a tendency to focus more on mums bonding with their baby, so it is very normal for dads to take a little bit more time to feel that special … read more >
As a new mum, you don’t need a special diet to be able to successfully breastfeed. But even though you will be very busy looking after your new baby, don’t forget to eat regularly as this will help keep your energy levels up as well as ensuring you have a healthy diet to support the production of breastmilk.
Once baby arrives it is easy to turn all of your attention and time over to them and to forget about yourself. But a happy mum means a happy baby! Here are a few tips to bear in mind for those first few days.
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 >
Try these simple food swaps when breastfeeding.
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.
Watch this helpful video which explains the breastfeeding cradle hold; a position for feeding baby at the breast.
There is no hard fast rule to this, it really is a case of whenever you the parent is ready to start. It is never too early or late to take swim lessons as you can begin from only a few weeks old in a hydrotherapy pool. Very young babies can get cold quickly as they do not have enough body fat so make sure that the pool is heated to a suitable temperature. The pool temperature should be a minimum of 32 degrees for babies under 3 months old or 30 degrees for babies over 12lbs.