Breast feeding baby

Breastfeeding

World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months alongside introduction of solids at 6 months, breastfeeding up to 2 years and beyond. Breast milk is produced at the right temperature for the baby and contains natural antibodies which provide immunity to babies to fight against child hood infections. Breast milk is tailored to the needs of the growing baby.

Health visitors are available to offer support and information in your chosen feeding method.

Barking and Dagenham 0-19 Universal children’s services aim to provide a high standard of care so you get the support you need to breastfeed successfully and the correct information for responsive formula feeding. Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby.

Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshops

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Antenatal breastfeeding workshop

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Introducing solids

It is recommended the introduction of solid foods begins at 6 months of age. You will be contacted when your baby is around 4 months of age and invited to one of our introducing solids workshops where our dedicated team of nursery nurses will advise and support you on this exciting new journey with your baby. If you would like to attend one of these sessions and have not received any communications from the team, then please send an email to: DutydeskchildrenBD@nelft.nhs.uk