June is breastfeeding awareness month and we are celebrating the great benefits of breast milk for you and your baby.
As well as being convenient and perfectly designed for your baby, breast milk also protects your baby from infections and diseases. Breastfeeding can build a strong emotional bond between you and your baby and also provides health benefits for you too.
Here at One to One we have dedicated midwife and mothers assistants (MaMAs) on hand to offer advice on breastfeeding before your baby arrives and for six weeks after as part of our unique post-natal care, as well as your dedicated midwife who is with you throughout your pregnancy.
Two of our MaMAs, Julie and Sarah, have given us their top tips for breastfeeding:
Breastfeeding reduces the risk of:
For mums breastfeeding and making breast milk also has health benefits. Breastfeeding lowers your risk of:
One to One breastfeeding facts and figures:
The Liverpool One to One Team will be joining the Breastfeeding Celebration Parade on Monday, June 20, to celebrate Breastfeeding Feeding Awareness Week. The Parade will assemble at St Georges Hall at 11:30AM and will officially start at 12:00PM. It will end at Chavasse Park close to 12:30pm. There will then be a picnic in Chavasse Park (weather permitting) and if it rains we would love to see you at John Lewis Café for cake and coffee! Midwife Lorna and Mama Michelle will be there.
To find details of Wirral breastfeeding events please visit: http://www.wirralct.nhs.uk/news-campaigns/news/latest-news/celebrate-breastfeeding-awareness-month-with-us