The Essential Guide To Breastfeeding

Breast milk is a vital source of nutrition for your baby packed full of essential nutrients to help your baby grow and develop - while protecting them from infections.

This guide to breastfeeding by Childhealthy includes the benefits of breastfeeding, tips for breastfeeding, and techniques.

Before we begin it is really important to let all parents know that we fully understand and respect parents’ choices regarding how they feed their baby. While the benefits of breastfeeding are very well recognised, this guide is designed simply to inform parents; we recognise that it may not be possible to breastfeed in all situations. There are many sources of support for parents wishing to breastfeed, but many babies we look after are fed with formula milk or are combination fed with breast milk and formula.

mother breastfeeding her child

Help and advice

At Childhealthy, we understand that feeding your baby with breast or formula milk can be difficult and daunting for parents. Our team of paediatricians can advise and support you and if needed put you in contact with a lactation consultation specialist - who can give you all the advice you need to start your breastfeeding journey. If you would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to book a consultation today. We aim to respond to your query as soon as possible.

For breastfeeding support, please contact any of the following helplines:

  • National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212.
  • Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300 330 5453.
  • La Leche League: 0345 120 2918.
  • National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300 330 0700




Disclaimer: Information contained in this article is intended as general advice and does not replace a medical assessment. If you are concerned about your child please contact your doctor for advice.