Infant Feeding

Staying Close

Keeping your baby close and responding to their needs will help your baby to grow physically and emotionally. 

Skin to skin contact in the early days and beyond will encourage healthy brain development. Most of this development occurs in the first two years of your baby’s life. When babies have lots of cuddles and love you both release a hormone called Oxytocin. This helps you both feel happy, calm and provides the foundation for a close and loving relationship.

Responding to your baby’s needs for comfort and food helps with your baby’s brain development and makes for a confident happy toddler.

Who can help?

If you’re worried about your child, a health professional in our team will be able to offer advice and support. You can Call Us on 0300 029 50 50 or Text Us on 07520 649887 to start a conversation. **Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm excluding bank holidays**



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