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What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

  • Natural..designed for human babies, no missing ingredients
  • Protective provides immunity for baby, reduces the risk of adult illness especially diabetes & cardiovascular disease, reduces the risk of obesity
  • Environmentally friendly does not contribute to any carbon footprints
  • Safe especially tailored for baby at his/her age, reduces the risk of allergy
  • Cost effective free
  • Peaceful place for baby , secure and warm

What benefits directly affect Mums?

  • Reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancer
  • Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • Uses fat stored in pregnancy
  • Have milk will travel
  • Self confidence booster

What are the benefits to Dad?

  • Being part of a support team providing the best care for baby and mother
  • Knowing that breastfeeding is keeping baby and mother happy
  • Knowing that exclusively breastfeeding saves money
  • Knowing that his support impacts enormously on the success and duration of breastfeeding

How do I know I will be able to breastfeed?

Very few women are not able to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is a learnt art for mother & baby.
Advice from the following will help:

  • Lactation Consultant
  • Your local Australian Breastfeeding Association

What do I need to know about breastfeeding?

  • Early skin to skin soon after birth will help with my babys breastfeeding
  • Good attachment & positioning helps with breast emptying
  • It can take time to learn to breastfeed & there is help at hand
  • Spend time with those who are experienced in breastfeeding
  • All new mothers are tired after the birth of a baby
  • Breastfeed exclusively for 6 months & continuing for more than 12 months gives your baby the best possible start
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