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How to breastfeed

Breastfeeding for beginners

Find out eveything you need to know, and buy, to get ready for breastfeeding. Our guide explains how to latch your baby on, good positions for breastfeeding plus breastfeeding accessories that can help.

How to tell if your newborn is getting enough milk

Preparing to breastfeed

Good positions for breastfeeding

How breasts produce milk in pregnancy and beyond

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Breastfeeding problems and solutions

Sore nipples

Having sore nipples can make breastfeeding a trial but simple changes can make all the difference. We have advice on what is making breastfeeding painful and what to do about it.

Engorged breasts


Leaking breasts

Breastfeeding and thrush

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Pumping and expressing breastmilk

Expressing breastmilk

"Expressing" means taking milk from your breast without your baby suckling. You can use a pump or you can do it by hand. Find out the easiest ways to express and store your milk.

Expressing breastmilk at work

How can I express breastmilk by hand

What's the best way to store breastmilk?

How can I express more milk?

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What to eat and drink when breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and your diet

You can eat most things when breastfeeding but traces of some food and drink can get into your breastmilk and affect your baby. Find out which foods to watch out for.

Diet for a healthy breastfeeding mum

Caffeine and breastfeeding

What can I eat and drink when I'm breastfeeding?

Is it safe to eat spicy food when pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Breastfeeding support and tips

What I wish I'd known about breastfeeding: parents' tips

Good support can really help when it comes to breastfeeding. Read other mums' experiences, tips and advice to help solve problems and keep you motivated.

Extended breastfeeding

How can I include my partner when I breastfeed?

Do mums have to breastfeed? What if I don't want to?

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

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Stopping breastfeeding

When should I stop breastfeeding?

It's best to give your baby nothing but breastmilk for the first six months. If you're enjoying breastfeeding, read our expert advice on how to continue for longer.

How should I stop breastfeeding?

How to handle the pressure to stop breastfeeding

My baby doesn't want to stop breastfeeding. What should I do?

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