Why should I breastfeed?

Benefits

Benefit 2

Antibodies in breastmilk help babies to fight infections, allergies & diabetes.

Benefit 1

You can be proud that it's all your own work.

Benefit 3

Breastmilk is always available, with the right ingredients and temperature.

Benefit 4

Breastmilk is a living fluid providing perfect nutrition.

Benefit 5

Breastfeeding naturally uses up to 500 calories a day.

Benefit 6

It's free – no formula milk, bottles, teats, or sterilising equipment to pay for.

Benefit 7

Babies who are breastfed are less likely to have illnesses.

Benefit 8

Skin-to-skin contact keeps your baby calm, warm, steadies heartbeat & breathing.

Benefit 9

Women who breastfeed have lower risks of breast cancer, ovarian cancer & weak bones.

Benefit 10

Exclusive breastfeeding can delay the return of your periods.