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Breastfeeding a new baby
15 Oct 2012

Breastfeeding is a very special time for both mother and baby and it is good for the health of babies and their mothers as well.

When you breastfeed your baby there is a lot going on in your relationship. It is a special time for both of you, and helps you and your baby to feel close. As your baby looks into your face he or she will see how you feel towards them. The moments you have with your baby during breastfeeding are important. It is a great time for you to look into their eyes, stroke them, talk gently or sing to them.

Many mothers who breastfeed have some ups and downs at the start, and sometimes even after they get going. Don't give up unless you really want to: there is a lot of help available and most problems can be overcome.

There are many topics about breastfeeding on this website. A good place to start is the topic 'Breastfeeding a new baby'.