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New Guide For Breastfeeding Mums

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2:52pm 30th January 2013

A new guide's been launched to help breast feeding mum's in the county.

NHS Dorset wants to make sure they have the correct information and know what support is available to them.

The health provider says Dorset IS becoming more breast feeding friendly - and the guide contains details of where Mum's and families are especially welcome to do it.

Make sure you ask your midwife for your copy.

The Guide contains lots of useful information about feeding and caring for your baby, how mum makes her milk and tips on getting off to a good start.

Picture guides show different breastfeeding positions and how to get your baby to feed correctly so it's comfortable for mum and baby gets all they need. There's a trouble shooting guide to help mums over common physical challenges and advice when feeding under special circumstances, when to introduce other foods and what to do when mum returns to work.

Linda Walters, Clinical Lead Midwife at Dorset County Hospital states that;


"Although midwives and doctors will inform you of the real health benefits you and your baby will gain from breastfeeding we know that it is the influence of your friends or family that actually makes the real difference about the length of time that you continue breastfeeding. This is why we do encourage mums to go along to their breastfeeding group. Mums will find out about their local groups in the Essential Guide or by logging on to www.realbabymilk.org".

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