Breastfeeding your baby is one of the best things you can do to support your baby’s health. Not only is breast milk packed with powerful antibodies which boost your baby’s immune system, it’s also a great way to bond with your baby – and offers plenty of benefits for you too.
It’s important to look after yourself as well as your baby. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself – perhaps try expressing and storing milk when you have the energy so you can continue breastfeeding as soon as you can.
Here we have put together some advice to help you when you start breastfeeding, so you and your baby can enjoy the many benefits it brings.
In the video below Dr Sarah Jarvis talks through the best way to get breastfeeding off to a successful start, step-by-step. From the extra hygiene measures you’ll want to take during the pandemic, the different breastfeeding positions you can try, to advice about getting your baby latched on.
If you’d like more information about any of the topics Dr Sarah Jarvis covers, we’re here to help or if you’ve already started breastfeeding, you could also watch Dr Sarah share her top tips for keeping going.
You are providing all the nutrients to your baby during breastfeeding and so it is really helpful to eat a healthy diet and limit consuming certain foods and drinks.
Breastfeeding can be difficult at times, but with the right support these problems can be overcome and breastfeeding can continue on.
Breastfeeding gives your baby the best start in life, but why and what benefits does breastfeeding give to you and your baby?
When it comes to feeding your baby, you have many options including breastfeeding, formula feeding and combination feeding. Combination feeding simply means feeding your baby both from the breast and from a bottle.
Here at Aptaclub we have over 40 years of breast milk research and love sharing our knowledge of breastmilk and breastfeeding to help give you the best breastfeeding experience.