If you can, continuing to breastfeed for the first few months is brilliant for your baby's health. It's recommended that you breastfeed exclusively for around 6 months, and then continue breastfeeding alongside solid food. Ideally, you should breastfeed for 2 years or longer. But if that sounds daunting don’t let it put you off – just aim to keep going for as long as you can.
Why carry on breastfeeding?
Every single feed of breast milk is valuable. At one month old, your breastfed baby already has less risk of infection that will last into childhood.