Expressing and storing breast milk
Expressing milk means squeezing milk out of your breast so that you can store it and feed it to your baby at a later time.
Why 4 in 10 mothers stop breastfeeding by 6 months
Most new parents know 'breast is best', but while more than 9 out of 10 babies are breastfed at birth, few mums are breastfeeding exclusively 5 months later.
How will you feed your baby?
One of the most important choices you need to make as a new mum is how you will feed your baby. Find out about the different options.
Periods while breastfeeding
Many factors determine when your period will return when you're breastfeeding. Learn more about how breastfeeding affects your menstrual cycle.
Medicines and breastfeeding
While most medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding, some can affect your baby. Find out which medicines you can take and how to get advice.
Pituitary gland and hormones
Your pituitary gland is found in your brain and is considered your body’s ‘master gland’. Learn more about the role of your pituitary gland here.
Mastitis occurs when breast tissue gets inflamed, usually due to a blocked milk duct caused by breastfeeding. Mastitis can lead to infection.
Carbohydrates are an important part of a balanced diet. Learn more about healthy carbohydrates and the glycaemic index (GI).
Potassium is a mineral and electrolyte found in foods such as bananas, which helps nerves and muscles function. Both high and low potassium levels can be dangerous.
Ebola is a rare and often fatal illness. Learn about the Ebola virus, who’s at risk, symptoms and treatment options.