Lots of research shows that breastfeeding provides your baby with the best start to life.

Since 2003, the Department of Health has recommended exclusive breastfeeding for around the first six months of life. Mothers are encouraged to delay the introduction of any food or drink other than breast milk until their baby is around six months.

Breast milk is packed full of vital nutrients.


I’m breastfeeding but my baby has teeth – what should I do?

Make sure you brush your baby’s teeth before you put them down to sleep. Breast milk is a great source of vitamins and minerals but it is also very high in natural sugars. If you leave the milk on your baby's teeth overnight you are increasing the risk of them developing tooth decay.