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Getting breastfeeding off to a great start

The first week of breastfeeding is like no other, and your first milk – called colostrum – is the perfect food to nourish and protect your newborn. Whether your baby’s birth went to plan or not, find out how to initiate your breast milk supply, when your milk will ‘come in’, the benefits of breastfeeding, and what to do if things don’t go as expected.

Read all our articles on your first week:

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Why is colostrum so important?

You may have heard colostrum described as liquid gold – and not just because it’s yellow! We explore why it is such a precious first food for your breastfeeding newborn

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Breast milk bank

Breast milk contains nutrients and antibodies that are essential for babies’ development, particularly for those born prematurely. When these babies cannot be breastfed by their mothers, pasteurised donor human milk from a milk bank is the next-best solution

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BREASTFEEDING AND BONDING WITH YOUR NEWBORN

When your baby is born, you may feel an almost overwhelming sense of love, and a strong desire to protect her. But bonding is an individual experience, so don’t worry if this isn’t immediate. It will take time to get to know your newborn, and bonding develops and strengthens through caring for her.

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WHAT IS TRANSITIONAL MILK?

For The First Couple Of Weeks Of Your Baby’s Life, The Composition Of Your Breast Milk Is Changing Dramatically. Discover The Extraordinary Properties Of This Transitional Milk

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