Breastfeeding, even for a few days, is better than not breastfeeding at all.
Research shows that breastfeeding can reduce the risk of SIDS by up to 50%. Breastfeeding, even for a few days, is better than not breastfeeding at all.
Even breastfeeding for a little while can help to protect your baby. Partial breastfeeding can also lower the risk of SIDS. However breastfeeding for all feeds will give your baby the greatest protection.
The Department of Health recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed for at least six months. This means that they do not eat or drink anything other than breastmilk.
The Department of Health also recommends that mums continue to breastfeed, even once baby starts weaning, for as long as mum and baby want.
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