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Breastfeeding

Trusted information on breastfeeding including the benefits, when you can start, how often, positioning your baby, and where to get help and support.

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Breastfeeding and periods

There are many factors that determine when your period will return when you are breastfeeding. Learn more about breastfeeding and periods here.

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Breastfeeding and work

Links to trusted information about breastfeeding and work.

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Breastfeeding problems

Links to trusted information about breastfeeding problems.

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Medicines and breastfeeding

Most medicines are safe to take while you are breastfeeding, but some can affect your baby. Learn which medicines you can take and where to go for advice.

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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.

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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.

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Mastitis

Mastitis occurs when breast tissue gets inflamed, usually due to a blocked milk duct. It is a common problem during breastfeeding that can lead to infection.

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Weaning

Links to trusted information about weaning.

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Baby feeding

Links to trusted information about baby feeding.

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How your baby gains weight

All babies will gain weight differently, but there are some guidelines for healthy weight gain. Find out what to expect and how to deal with sudden weight changes.

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