World Breastfeeding Week: The Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mum and Baby

23 August 2017
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The focus of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week is breastfeeding support.  This week aims to create a better awareness of the health benefits of breastfeeding, as well as increase public acceptance of breastfeeding and promote support for mothers across the UK.

With many celebrities endorsing breastfeeding, it is becoming more talked about in public.  We know that not everyone has the option to breastfeed and that others choose not to, but for those that do, there are a number of benefits for both you and your baby.

Benefits of Breastfeeding for You and Your Baby

The psychological bond between mother and baby is hugely rewarding and breastfeeding can be an easy way to cement this bond.  Once you’ve mastered breastfeeding, you will be able to enjoy a quiet moment with your new bundle of joy without any distractions!

Breastfeeding is great for mums as well! Breastfeeding is a great way to encourage new mothers to eat healthily, as they know their baby needs as many good nutrients as possible.

Another benefit of breastfeeding is that it will increase the immunity of your new baby.  This is particularly important as it will help your child later on in life with fighting off illnesses.

Breastfeeding is also far better for the environment.  Choosing to breastfeed will limit the number of plastic bottles being used and produced.  Plus, there is less wastage as breast milk is free.

Birkenshaw Midwifery Clinic’s Infant Feeding Workshop

It’s important not to be disheartened if you find breastfeeding difficult at first. It’s important to be persistent as the first few weeks tend to be the most difficult.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help from family members as breastfeeding will often dominate most of your day.  If you’re unsure about breastfeeding, our Infant Feeding workshop will give you all the important information you need to ensure your baby is happy and healthy.

This workshop will give you a better understanding of the benefits associated with breastfeeding.  The main focus is on how this can help your relationship with your newborn baby.  This workshop is a great option for any first-time mothers who are feeling a little overwhelmed.

If you think this workshop would help you, get in touch to see when the next workshop is running.