The benefits of breastfeeding are well researched and documented.Whilst breastfeeding is a natural thing to do many women encounter considerable challenges throughout their breastfeeding career.For many, breastfeeding is a learned skill and does not always come easily.It is vital to support breastfeeding mothers with well researched, quality information from which to understand their babies feeding patterns and problems they may encounter.Negative comments and judgements from others can lead breastfeeding women to loose faith in their natural ability to meet their babies nutritional needs and abandon breastfeeding due to lack of support and confidence.

Breastfeeding can form and integral part of parenting for many years.It not only provides a source of nourishment and comfort to our growing children but also has an ongoing impact on women’s health and fertility.

This section offers articles and ideas on everything from the basics of breastfeeding to weaning, milk banks and breastfeeding toddlers.We have articles on the impact of breastfeeding on fertility as well as breastfeeding during further pregnancies.Natural Baby offers ideas and suggestions on how to support the breastfeeding woman and deal with the judgments and criticisms of others.