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Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month

 

Why is it important for mums to breastfeed?

 

It's free and is available whenever and wherever baby needs a feed. There are also many health benefits for both mum and baby.

 

For mum:

 

  • Breastfeeding burns lots of calories and will help mum lose her baby weight quicker – it naturally uses up to 500 calories a day.

 

  • It lowers her risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer.

 

  • It helps to build a strong bond with her baby.

 

For baby:

 

  • Breastfed babies have better immune systems with fewer chest and ear infections.

 

  • They have less chance of diarrhoea and vomiting.

 

  • They are less likely to become obese.

 

For further information, support or advice about breastfeeding call Wirral Community NHS Trust's Infant Feeding Team on 0151 514 2354 or download our Breast Start App for both iphone and android.

 

Last Updated: Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:19

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