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After the birth

Your baby's early weeks

In your baby's first few weeks you will get to know your baby and also the signs if something is wrong


Information on breastfeeding your baby, including health benefits for mother and baby

Bottle feeding

Information on bottle feeding your baby including advice on keeping your baby safe

Healthy eating for breastfeeding

Advice on what to eat during breastfeeding to ensure you and your baby remain healthy

Free milk, fruit, vegetables and vitamins

Information about claiming free milk, infant formula, vitamins and in some cases fresh fruit and vegetables if you're pregnant and/or have a child under five years old

Weaning your baby

Advice on the best way to introduce solids to your baby's diet, and information about what foods to avoid

Registering and naming your baby

You will need to register the birth within 42 days of your child being born

Feeding your baby (aged nine months to a year)

Advice on the best ways to help your baby adapt and eat healthily, as solid foods become a main part of their diet

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

There is no known medical reason why SIDS occurs but there are a number of things you can do to reduce the risk of cot death

Newborn screening

Information on routine health checks that will be offered after your baby is born

Colic and jaundice

Information on the possible causes of colic and jaundice, and what you can do to ease both conditions

Problems with eating and food allergies in children

Advice on what to do if your child is refusing food, and how to avoid problems with allergies

Post-natal depression

Post-natal depression (PND) is very common among new parents and may affect as many as one in six new mothers

If your child is disabled

Information on what you can do if it is found that your child has a disability

Breastfeeding and going back to work

Advice if you are planning on breastfeeding your child when you return to work after the birth