A healthy start gives babies a much better chance to go on to enjoy good health throughout their lives.
Breastfed babies have less chance of developing diarrhoea, vomiting, chest and ear infections, constipation and eczema. They are also less likely to become obese later in life.
For more information on the benefits of breastfeeding visit the following websites:
We recognise that breastfeeding is not always easy for everyone and there are support groups that can help you along the way.
The NCT, a charity for parents, offers breastfeeding and other parental support. Visit their website to find your nearest NCT branch.
Look for breastfeeding support groups in your area:
- Preston, South Ribble, Chorley and West Lancashire (external website)
- North Lancashire (external website)
- East Lancashire (external website)