Most women choose to breastfeed as they are aware of the many benefits that breastmilk offers for them and their babies. However, other considerations may lead some women to choose to bottle feed. Information to assist you to make the right choice for you and your baby is available from your midwife. You do not have to make this decision until your baby is born.
Whatever your choice, you will be assisted with early feeding by your midwife.
To find out more about breastfeeding, bottle feeding or caring for your baby, click on the relevant area below.
What to expect
Preparing for breastfeeding
Breastfeeding in the first few days
How do I know when to feed my baby?
Building your milk supply
How do I know if breastfeeding is going well?
How do I know if my baby is feeding and attached correctly?
Signs that your baby isn’t well attached
Dads and breastfeeding
Breastfeeding a baby on the Neonatal Unit
Help and support
What if I want to continue breastfeeding with bottle feeding?
What to bring into hospital
Feeding your baby responsively
How do I know my baby is having enough milk?
Caring for your baby
Connecting with your growing baby
Meeting your new baby
Caring for your baby at night