Advice

Breastfeeding

Establishing breastfeeding with a new baby takes time and practice. Our advice on common breastfeeding problems, useful products and where to get support can help make life easier when you're getting started.

  • Getting started with breastfeeding

    7 min read

    What to expect when establishing breastfeeding – from your baby’s first feed after birth to finding comfortable breastfeeding positions and recognising feeding cues.

  • Breastfeeding essentials

    7 min read

    From nursing pads to maternity bras and breastfeeding pillows – we go through what products you may want to get ready before the birth and how to get prepared for breastfeeding.

  • Breastfeeding support

    8 min read

    Find out how much breastfeeding help you can expect at the hospital or birth centre after giving birth, and how to get help from breastfeeding support workers once you’ve come home.

  • Breastfeeding problems and how to solve them

    11 min read

    From spotting symptoms of thrush and mastitis to getting help if your baby has a tongue-tie, this guide explains the causes and solutions to common breastfeeding issues.

  • Breast pumps for beginners

    5 min read

    Find out how breast pumps can help you when breastfeeding, including advice on how to choose between manual and electric breast pumps and the realities of using them.

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