Mother breastfeeding her baby

Breastfeeding can provide your baby with all the energy and nutrition needed for the first stages of development. It is also the perfect opportunity to bond with your child, to share skin-to-skin contact and to continue the physical connection that was forged during the nine months of pregnancy.

Breastfeeding your baby is the most natural thing in the world – after all, our ancestors did it for hundreds of thousands of years – but this does not mean that every new mum can do it with ease or that it will automatically go to plan. Many new mums need plenty of support in their breastfeeding journey.

You and your baby will both have an instinct for breastfeeding, but it is also a learned skill that takes practice. Understand this and you can take the pressure off yourself from day one; so instead of focusing on whether you are a “success” or a “failure”, you can get the support you need to help you and your baby along the breastfeeding journey.

Here at My BabyManual we provide new parents with a vast range of resources and information about breastfeeding and the breastfeeding experience.  Click on the links on this page to read more.

Breastfeeding – Everything you need to know from a friendly and authoritative source

From first breastfeed to last, My BabyManual offers you support, guidance and information to help you make the journey a success.

We have collated a library of reliable resources, including articles written by professional healthcare personnel such as GPs, midwives, obstetricians, paediatricians, nutritionists, and more, alongside numerous guides and top tip articles written by our researchers and reviewed by the My BabyManual Medical Advisory Board.

All this means that our website can become your trusted breastfeeding guide, 24/7, from pre-pregnancy all the way through to weaning.