Breastfeeding/lactation

Breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed your baby and helps you bond with your baby.

Breast milk has a number of health benefits, and can reduce the risk of some short and long term health conditions for both infants and mothers.

  • Breast milk contains all the nutrients your baby needs for the first six months
  • Breast milk helps develop the eyes and brain and other body systems
  • Breastfeeding reduces your risk of breast and ovarian cancer
  • Breastfeeding reduces the risk of obesity in childhood and later in life