The World Health Organisation recommends that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health. The introduction of complementary weaning foods should take place at 6 months with continued breastfeeding until 2 years or beyond.
The following resources and support groups are available to provide information and support to expectant and breastfeeding mothers and anyone interested in learning more about breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding WHO information:
Breastfeeding support groups
Breastfeeding Supportive Practices
Breastfeeding and employment advice
Created by the Paediatric Dietitians’ Interest Group (PDIG) of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI) November 2015. Review date: November 2018
© 2015 Irish Nutrition and Dietetics Institute, INDI. All rights reserved. May be reproduced in its entirety provided the source is acknowledged. This information is not meant to replace advice from your medical doctor or individual counselling with a dietitian.
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