The facts

This section provides information about breastfeeding and formula feeding to enable you to make an informed choice about how you wish to feed your baby. You can also read information about your health in relation to breastfeeding both before and after baby arrives.

Before your baby arrives, you can find out about the effects of alcohol, caffeine and smoking, diet and vitamins and keeping fit, along with information about local antenatal breastfeeding workshops.

After your baby arrives, you can read about the effects of alcohol, diet and vitamins, smoking. Advice on detecting and treating mastitis and thrush is also provided and tips for returning to work whilst still being able to provide your child with breast milk.