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Breastfeeding provides everything your baby needs for the first 6 months of their life. After 6 months babies need food as well as milk, but breast milk is still important during the first 2 years of your baby's life and beyond. Breastfeeding is also a new skill you and your baby have to learn together, and it isn’t always easy, which is why we’re here for you with lots of advice and information on getting started, keeping going, and overcoming any problems that crop up along the way.
When we’re talking about breastfeeding we use the words ‘women’, ‘mums’ and ‘breastfeeding’ because most people who feed their babies this way identify as women. However, we recognise that not all people who breastfeed or chestfeed identify as women.
Find more support on feeding your baby from trusted organisations in our Family Support Directory.
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