Clubmoor and Ellergreen Children’s Centres believe that breastfeeding is the healthiest way for a woman to feed her baby and recognises the important health benefits now known for both the mother and her child.

Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby.

It reduces the risk of:

  • Diarrhoea, vomiting and gastroenteritis.
  • Chest infections.
  • Being obese and developing type 2 diabetes and other illnesses later in life.
  • Ear infections.
  • Sudden infant death syndrome/cot death.
  • Developing eczema.

Breastfeeding is good news for mums as it:

  • Lowers the risk of breast cancer.
  • Lowers the risk of ovarian cancer.
  • Lowers the risk of postnatal depression.

If you would like to find out more information about breastfeeding visit the public health webpages.

All children’s centre staff are trained  as part of the breastfeeding policy to ensure all mothers receive information about infant feeding to enable them to make an informed choice about feeding their babies and are supported in their chosen feeding method.

Breastfeeding support is available for you and your partner from pregnancy to birth and beyond.

Clubmoor & Ellergreen Childrens Centre Welcomes Breastfeeding.

More information for dads

The Fatherhood Institute website also provides useful information specifically for fathers. For a summary of research into the importance of fathers as part of breastfeeding, go to Fathers and Breastfeeding.

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