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.
Breastfeeding can be a special time for both mum and baby. Breast milk meets all your baby's nutritional needs from birth to 6 months.
Bottle feeding with formula
Lots of different brands of infant formula are available. Read our guide to the different types of formula available to feed your baby.
Breastfeeding isn't always easy. You may have some problems, particularly if you're a new mum. Learn more about the problems here and how to overcome them.
The pituitary gland makes different hormones, some that have direct effects on the body and others that control other endocrine glands.
Medicines and breastfeeding
While most medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding, some can affect your baby. Learn which medicines you can take and where to go for advice.
Links to trusted information about weaning.
Breastfeeding – a personal story
Breastfeeding can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often reassuring and can be helpful. This video interview has been sourced from healthtalkonline.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.
Top 7 tips for safe drinking
Drinking can be fun, let’s be honest. But too much can lead to accidents, embarrassment and health problems. Follow this advice to drink safely.