... you will know that breast milk contains everything that your child needs for the first six months of life –always in the correct quantity, at the right temperature, and immediately available wherever you both might be. Even if you should fall ill, your baby won’t lose out in any way. In fact, your baby is actually absorbing essential antibodies as well as nutrients from your milk. Breast milk works like an inoculation for your child against a large number of acute illnesses both now and in later life, such as infections, inflammations, diarrhoea and allergies, to name but a few.
Breastfeeding is also a positive experience for you as a mother. Aside from its practical advantages and the way in which it allows you and your baby to bond deeply, breastfeeding is also soothing to body and soul. In short, breastfeeding gives your baby (and you) the best start in life. And because this is the case, we have dedicated an entire section to the subject. Just click on Natural Feeding for a wealth of supportive information and tips.