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Breastfeeding benefits your baby and the benefits last into childhood and beyond

Breastfeeding is the normal way to feed your baby, providing everything they need for the first 6 months of their life and the evidence shows that breast milk is far better than formula at stopping babies from getting ill.

It is also good for Mums. Put simply it’s the healthiest choice for you and your baby. Some of the benefits include - breastmilk changes to meet babies growing nutritional needs, it's convenient, it saves money and it helps women return to their pre-pregnancy weight.

Best of all it makes you feel good. For more information about breastfeeding go to