Scientific research shows that breastfeeding is the best nutrition for a newborn. Breast milk contains antibodies which protect your baby from infections. Also, breastfed babies are less likely to suffer from allergies and often have a higher resistance. It also reduces the risk of cot death.
Despite these advantages, breast feeding is not the most obvious choice for everyone. Based on either medical or personal reasons, breast feeding may not be an option; bottle feeding is a good alternative. What we find especially important is that you choose a way of feeding that you and your baby feel comfortable with!
If you choose breastfeeding, it is advisable to learn more about it during your pregnancy. You can do this by attending an information evening or reading about it. Click here for more information on feeding options for your baby.
Lactation specialists specialize in breastfeeding and everything else involved. Breastfeeding sometimes needs dedication (especially during the first week). In some cases you will need some extra help and advice to ensure a good start in breastfeeding. Advice from a lactation specialist can be the answer. In most cases your health insurance will cover the cost. We often collaborate with lactation specialists from Borstvoeding & Meer.
Information evening breastfeeding
Borstvoeding & Meer host information evenings every month. Check out their website for dates and how to register.
For more information about breastfeeding, see the page with brochures and links.