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Breast milk is the best food for babies in the first few months of life. Breastfeeding has many benefits for the baby and the mother. Breast milk contains all the important nutrients in the right quantities for your baby. Breast milk changes as your baby grows. It is also convenient: it is always the right temperature, and the mother always has it with her.

Breastfeeding benefits the relationship between mother and child. When you breastfeed your baby, you have a lot of physical contact. Breastfeeding is also good for the health of mother and child. Studies show that children who are breastfed get fewer infections. This can be infections of the stomach or the airways, for example. Also, fewer breastfed children die of sudden infant death syndrome.

Breastfed children are less likely to become overweight when they are older. They also have fewer allergies later on. After the birth of your child, breastfeeding helps the uterus to return to its original size. Some studies also show that women who breastfeed their baby are less likely to develop some forms of cancer like breast cancer.

Contact points for breastfeeding

For further information on breastfeeding and parent counselling, please contact the following contact points:

Informationen zu Flaschennahrung

If an infant is not breastfed or only partially breastfed, industrially produced infant formula (infant formula and follow-on formula), which is fed by bottle, is the right alternative to breast milk.

The range of products on the market is very large. In the information sheet "BOTTLE FEEDING - WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR", parents will find answers to important questions, for example: What should be considered when choosing bottle feeds? Which bottle feeds are completely unsuitable in the 1st year of life? How do I prepare the bottle correctly?

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