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Your Milk

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Benefits for your baby:

  • Breast milk will give your baby all the nutrients they need for healthy development
  • It contains antibodies that help protect them from illnesses, such as diarrhoea, chest and ear infections
  • It contributes to a lifetime of good health, making them less likely to be overweight, obese or have type 2 diabetes
  • Helps you to bond with your baby
  • Breast milk is pre-sterilised, readily available and free

Benefits for you:

  • Reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, type 1 diabetes and postnatal depression
  • Reduces the risk of developing weak bones (osteoporosis)
  • Helps you return to your pre-pregnancy weight faster

Your Story

Watch the Your Story Your Milk videos, telling local mums' and dads' stories, as well as information about the benefits of breastfeeding:

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Support for breastfeeding

The Healthy Living Infant Feeding Team support mums and mums-to-be to breastfeed and offer a number of breastfeeding support groups across St Helens.

There are also lots of places in St Helens who are part of the Baby Friendly Scheme, which means they welcome mums to breastfeed, view the full Baby Friendly Premises list

 

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