Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding gives your baby the best possible start in life. Find great tips and advice on how to make sure your baby gets all the necessary nourishment and how best to handle breastfeeding. 

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What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding has wonderful benefits for both you and your baby.
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How do I attach baby?

Holding your baby in the right position is crucial to successful attachment for breastfeeding.
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How does my body get ready for breastfeeding?

Your body starts changing to prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy.
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What are feeding cues?

There are cues that will indicate if your baby is hungry
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Breastfeeding and my diet: what foods should I avoid?

It’s true that the foods you eat can affect your breastmilk and your baby. We look at what to avoid.
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How long should I breastfeed?

Most responsible agencies in Ireland recommend that you breastfeed exclusively for as long as possible: some mothers continue to breastfeed into the second year of a child's life and beyond.
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How can I express and work?

Expressing at work is the solution for working mums who want to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work.
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When and how often should I feed my baby?

Your newborn needs to be fed often and there are feeding cues you can watch out for which will indicate hunger.
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Can I breastfeed after a c-section?

Some women wonder whether they can breastfeed after a c-section but the good news is it is entirely possible.
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Breastfeeding is good for babies, but what's in it for me?

There are many advantages for women who breastfeed their babies.
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