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For those who are able to breastfeed, breast milk is the
best source of nutrition for your little one, as it contains all the essential nutrients they need. To support a mothers breastfeeding journey, a healthy and balanced diet is important.
Everyone's feeding journey is different. On this site you’ll find information for mothers and caregivers to help make informed decisions if a safe alternative is needed.
We understand that feeding decisions are difficult. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding infants from 0-6 months. If you are considering introducing a breastmilk alternative, we recommend seeking professional advice from your GP or maternity professional. Introducing bottle feeding, either partially or exclusively, can reduce the supply of your own breast milk, and this may be a difficult decision to reverse. It’s also important to consider the costs associated with using a breast milk alternative.
If you decide to introduce infant formula, it is important to follow the instructions carefully and only use as directed. Improper use can make your baby unwell. It is recommended to consult your medical professional for advice
specific to your baby, and their nutritional needs.
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