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Breastfeeding


  • Breast milk is the healthiest food your baby can have
  • Breastfeed exclusively for 6 months, continue to breastfeed alongside introducing solid foods for the next 6 months
  • Breast milk boosts your baby's ability to fight illness and infection in their first 6 months
  • Breastfeeding has many benefits for Mums as well
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  • Breastfeeding initiation: 2018/19 Q2 - 84.5% (South West Maternity Dashboard)
  • Breastfeeding 6-8 weeks: 2018/19 Q1  - 52.5% (PHE HV Service Delivery Metrics)
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Last updated: 20 March 2019 | Last reviewed: 20 March 2019