Breastfeeding and introducing solids
A mother’s milk gives a baby all the nutrients they need for around the first six months of life (and it’s important beyond six months too). It helps to protect your baby from infection and other diseases, and it also reduces a mother's chances of getting some illnesses later in life.
Breastfeeding also helps you and your baby to get closer – physically and emotionally. So while you're feeding your baby, the bond between you grows stronger.
Shropshire Welcomes Breastfeeding scheme
The aim of the scheme is to develop a network of quality assured breastfeeding-friendly premises in Shropshire.
You're welcome to breastfeed your baby wherever you see the Shropshire Welcomes Breastfeeding logo.
If you'd like further information about the Shropshire Welcomes Breastfeeding scheme, please contact your local children’s centre or health visitor. Alternatively, you can contact our Health Development Team on 01743 365781.
The following websites provide more information on breastfeeding:
- Why breastfeed information on the NHS website
- Benefits of breastfeeding on Unicef.org.uk
- Introducing solids on the NHS website
Breastfeeding advice is also available from your midwife, health visitor and children's centre support staff.