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30th Jul 2021
It's World Breastfeeding Week (1st-7th August 2021) and we’re celebrating by showcasing the beauty and benefits of breastfeeding, with these lovely mums, dads and families.
Here’s Lead Breastfeeding Nurse Heidi and Physician Associate Hannah to tell you more about the benefits of breastfeeding and how we protect, promote and support our new mums to breastfeed at Alder Hey:
Breastfeeding is much more than just a way of feeding. As well as providing nutrition it facilitates bonding and helps your baby and you develop a strong protective relationship
Breast milk is more than just milk. Giving your breast milk nourishes your baby whilst providing protection from many illnesses including gastroenteritis, ear infections, viral wheeze. The list is endless!
Did you know your breast milk contains amazing components which reduce the chance of your baby being admitted to hospital with some of the most common childhood illnesses?
Your breast milk has super powers and you are a super mum for providing it for your baby no matter how small it may seem!
Every drop counts!
Skin to skin is a wonderful way for mum/partner and baby to build close and loving relationships that last a lifetime. Enjoy this as much as you can!
Here’s mum Lydia, with baby Elsie, to tell you a bit about her breastfeeding journey:
Share your breastfeeding experiences with us on Twitter and Instagram (@AlderHey) using #WorldBreastfeedingWeek!
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