The Ready Steady Baby website guides you through the stages of your pregnancy and through the first 12 months with your new baby.
Unicef's Baby Friendly Initiative was established in 1992 to encourage maternity hospitals to start following the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. The website has great info on the key benefits of breastfeeding, based on trustworthy research.
Unicef's Baby Friendly Initiative have also created handy 'checklist' tools, so mums can look out for signs that their baby is breastfeeding well and safely.
National Childbirth Trust: feeding your baby
The National Childbirth Trust is UK's leading charity for parents, supporting them with accurate and up-to-date info, plus the evidence to back it up.
The Breastfeeding Network is a recognised Scottish Charity and an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women. It has a wealth of downloadable leaflets on lots of useful topics.
La Leche League aims to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education. As well as info, the site has online forums where mums can ask each other for advice and share their experiences.
The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM) website offers up to date breastfeeding information, the latest research, details of breastfeeding support groups throughout the UK, and links to other useful sites. You can apply for membership, order publications, or find books on breastfeeding.
The Best Beginnings website is a great source of info and has a brilliant series of videos, "From Bump to Breastfeeding", showing you what to expect when meeting your baby for the first time, breastfeeding, attachment, feeding in public and overcoming challenges.
Bliss have produced a great downloadable booklet to help mums of premature or sick babies express their breast milk and breastfeed their babies. It includes the benefits of breast milk, a feeding plan, guidance on expressing and storing breast milk, and loads of top tips. This booklet is also great for health professionals supporting parents of of premature or sick babies.
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