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Breastfeeding 

 

the healthiest option for you and your baby.

It has many health benefits both for you and your baby.

 

Women who have breastfed are at lower risk of:

  • Breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer

Babies who are breastfed are less likely to get:

  • Hip fractures
  • Gastro-intestinal infections
  • Respiratory infections
  • Necrotising enterocolitis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Ear infections
  • Allergic disease – eczema and wheezing
  • Insulin-dependant diabetes mellitus
  • Sudden infant death syndrome
  • Childhood leukaemia
  • Cardiovascular disease in later life
  • Ear infections

Breastfeeding needs everyone’s support and this site is intended to allow you access to NHS Highland Policies, leaflets and Baby Welcome Sticker Scheme to enable you to breastfeed effectively for as long as you both wish

If you need to get in touch with the Infant feeding Advisor please e-mail her or telephone on the following

Karen.mackay3@nhs.net

Tel – 01463 704842

Baby Friendly Welcome

Baby Welcome Sticker NHS Highland supports breastfeeding in public places and we (Infant Feeding Advisors) have introduced a Welcome Baby Sticker Scheme. The scheme aims to ensure that mothers are able to breastfeed their babies in comfort and without interruption or embarrassment. As part of the scheme, participating businesses are invited to display a window sticker in public places to let mothers know that they are welcome to breastfeed there.

 Baby Friendly Welcome Sticker Scheme Participants.pdfHow to get your business involved in the scheme.pdf

  Baby Friendly Welcome Sticker Scheme Participants.pdf  

 

 

Further Information:

Karen Mackay 
Infant Feeding Advisor 
01463 704842 
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