How your baby gains weight
All babies will gain weight differently, but there are some guidelines for healthy weight gain.
Links to trusted information about baby feeding.
Breastfeeding and work
Links to trusted information about breastfeeding and work.
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.
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.
Breastfeeding and periods
Many factors determine when your period will return when you're breastfeeding. Learn more about how breastfeeding affects your menstrual cycle.
Mastitis occurs when breast tissue gets inflamed, usually due to a blocked milk duct from breastfeeding. It can lead to infection.
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.