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Feeding and nutrition

Feeding and nutrition

Following a balanced diet isn't always easy but it can do wonders for the health of both you and your child. This section covers the importance of getting the right nutrients during pregnancy, challenges along the feeding journey, breastfeeding information and feeding tips for every stage of your child's development.

Good nutrition during pregnancy

Learn about the foods and supplements you should include and those you should avoid for a healthy pregnancy diet. Finding out more about the extra calories you need.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is best for you and your baby and like all new skills it can take a bit of practice. To help you get started and for answers to common breastfeeding questions, read our expert advice.

Feeding problems and allergies

It's natural to worry when it seems that something isn't going quite right with your baby's feed with breast milk, and if they have an allergy or are having feeding problems such as reflux, or continually waking for night feeds. Just remember, you really aren't alone.

Weaning

When breast milk is no longer enough to meet the nutritional needs of the infant, complementary foods should be added to the diet of the child. The transition from exclusive breastfeeding to family foods, referred to as weaning, typically covers the period from 6 to 24 months of age. Learn how to manage this transition.