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Thinking of breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding is definitely the best way to feed your baby and gives your baby the very best start in life. Your milk is made for your baby and changes during each feed, and throughout the day according to your baby’s needs. YOUR milk is designed for YOUR baby. 

Formula milk is made from cow’s milk. It is a standard recipe for all babies. It does not change according to your baby’s needs as breast milk does.

Breastfeeding provides your baby with so much more than food; breastfeeding offers your baby comfort and protection too.

Why not come along to one of our breastfeeding workshops for expectant parents. Ask your midwife or contact Wharncliffe Ward for further information.


Here is some further information and guidance which you may find useful. Click the links to view:

Breastfeeding better for you better for your baby 

Building a relationship with your baby following birth

Baby’s first feed

Building a relationship with your baby before birth

Getting to know your baby’s cues

How to breastfeed well 

How to know you baby is getting enough milk

Expressing your milk

Dads can help too

Breastfeeding out and about

Where to find local support (Breast Buddies Facebook group)


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