In this video, we explore how best to support new mothers with feeding.
Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months ensures the best outcomes for babies, and mothers need support to get this off to the best start. Ongoing help with positioning, attachment and skin-to-skin contact help mothers to maintain their milk supply and avoids disruption to breastfeeding.
If mothers wish to bottle feed, the impact on milk supply should be discussed so that they can make informed choices. A sensitive, non-judgmental approach is key.
For more information:
- Read more about maximising breastmilk
- Read our Having meaningful conversations with mothers leaflet
- Watch our Communication in pregnancy video