Breastfeeding is nature's way of helping you care for your baby - but getting started can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. Here's what you need to know.
It's only natural to feel the need to protect and look after your baby. And because breastfeeding is nature’s way of helping you care for your baby, all of us at HiPP Organic believe it’s the best possible start in life you can give your child.
Your milk is full of all the nutrients and antibodies your baby needs, and breastfeeding helps you both grow close. Plus, nothing beats a cuddle and a good feed - just as nature intended.
You can breastfeed your baby for as long as you like; some mothers choose to breastfeed for just a few weeks or months, others continue until their baby is one year or older. The Department of Health recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of a baby's life.
Despite the many benefits of breastfeeding, though, not everyone is successful at it – and some mothers simply choose not to do it. Be reassured that whatever you choose to do is right for you – everyone’s different, and the best choice is what feels right for both you and your baby.
If you are breastfeeding, looking after yourself will give you the best chance of success. Make sure you rest when you can, drink plenty of fluids and try to eat a healthy diet (remember, organic is the purest option).