13 results found for: breastfeeding

From bump to baby

The huge changes that many women experience when they have a baby are well supported through their local pharmacy.

Days of our lives

The first 1,000 days is a crucial time in a child’s development. So what advice can pharmacy provide to give the best start?

Child health goals

England is falling behind in Europe on markers for child health, what can pharmacy do to help reverse this decline?

1. Breast is best!

The Department of Health recommends exclusive breastfeeding until a baby is six months old. Some mums will need advice and support when trying to achieve this.

2. The benefits of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding has many benefits for both mum and baby, but what makes it so good?  

4. Why some mums don’t breastfeed

Unfortunately, some mums cannot – or choose not to – breastfeed for a variety of reasons.

5. Breastfeeding problems

The success of breastfeeding often lies in how the baby latches on to the mum’s breast. If a mum is experiencing pain or discomfort, there may be latching issues.  

6. Combination feeding

Some parents may wish to feed their baby using a combination of breastfeeding and bottle feeding, using either expressed breast milk or infant formula milk.

7. Ask the experts

Breastfeeding is a complex and emotional subject and mums will often turn to their local pharmacy for support. Here, are some expert answers to common questions.

8. Key ingredients of milks

The following ingredients are present in both breast and infant formula milks to ensure babies get all the nutrients they need to thrive.

3. Top tips for mum's nutrition

A woman needs to look after herself while pregnant and breastfeeding to give her baby the best possible start in life, and eating a healthy diet really makes a difference; helping her baby to grow and develop and also keeping her fit and well. 

6. Behind the headlines

The health and wellbeing of pregnant women and babies is never too far from the news, and much has happened in the last 12 months. Here are a few of the stories that have hit the headlines, with an explanation of the facts behind them.

Pregnancy 101

Pregnant women have access to plenty of health information but it can often become overwhelming. So what do the experts say about common concerns from conception to birth?