Breastfeeding can be seen as progressing through four broad stages. The pages in this section describe why these stages are important and the benefits of breastfeeding baby through them.
Stages of breastfeeding
In this section
- Information to help you prepare for breastfeeding – why it gives baby the best start, how to do it, and how to make sure you have the support you need to get going. Read more
- Learn about the ‘initiation’ stage of breastfeeding, when you’re just starting out, baby is just learning to latch on. Read more
- There are many benefits to breastfeeding newborns. Find out how to establish breastfeeding and the challenges you’re likely to face over this time. Read more
- Learn about continuing breastfeeding once it’s established – what the benefits are, and challenges you might face. Read more