Giving your baby a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do for them - not just now, but for their future years too.
Breastfeeding is good for babies because breast milk contains antibodies that help protect against illnesses such as chest, ear and urine infections, gastroenteritis, asthma, eczema and obesity. Breastfeeding isn’t just good for your baby - it can be really rewarding for you too and is a chance to bond with your child and feel close to them. Breastfeeding provides for all your baby’s needs. The other benefits to mums breastfeeding include reducing the risk of both breast cancer and ovarian cancer, breastfeeding also reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
When your baby is six months old, they will still need to breastfeed but now is the time to offer your baby some solids. This period is called ‘weaning’, which means ‘trying’. Remember that babies can’t drink cow’s milk until they’re a year old.