Entries from March 2008

Weaning & introducing solids

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Weaning is the process of introducing other food and drinks to the baby other than breast milk or formula. The Department of Health (2008) recommendations are: Breast milk is the best form of nutrients for infants. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months (26 weeks) of an infant’s life. Six months (26 weeks) […]

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Expressing & storing breast milk

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

If you plan to go back to work/college, or planning a night out with your partner/friends, your baby can still be given breast milk by someone else using a more simple method than trying to introduce formula milk. Expressing of breast milk can also help if your breasts are really full and your baby appears […]

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The many benefits of breastfeeding

March 4th, 2008 · No Comments

There are many benefits to breastfeeding, not just for your baby, but for yourself, your partner and your family. Did you know that breastfeeding your baby can help you to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight quicker? Combined with a healthy balanced diet, you are more likely to shed those extra pounds sooner. That’s because […]

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