Breastfeeding and introducing solid foods
Almost all mothers are aware of the “breast is best” message, but less sure about why, apart from the fact that it is good for baby’s health. CLICK HERE
Healthy eating starts within the first 12 months of life, babies’ nutritional requirements differ from those of children aged over one year. Guidance on how to provide food and drink for children from birth up to 12 months old is provided by your midwives or your Health Visitor, or at one of our Centers (click here). Introduction to solid foods starts from around 6 months. Read the information on introducing solid food at www.nhs.uk/breastfeeding and get some answers to those tricky questions we all have.
Our Centre holds weaning sessions for parents. Staff provide information and support on breastfeeding, weaning and healthy lifestyles. Support is also available through home visits, leaflets, and at our Centre. Health Visitors also do regular developmental checks provided within our Baby Clinic Stay and Play. Two members of staff are trained in providing breast feeding and weaning advice