All children are offered a programme of routine immunisations or vaccinations designed to protect them from potentially life-threatening diseases. You can find details of all the vaccinations offered to children at different ages on the NHS website.
If you are not sure if your child is due an immunisation, speak to your GP.
The World Health Organisation and UNICEF recommend that children initiate breastfeeding within the first hour of birth and be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life. Infants should be breastfed on demand – that is as often as the child wants, day and night. From the age of 6 months, children should begin eating safe and adequate complementary foods while continuing to breastfeed for up to 2 years and beyond.
The NHS website has lots of useful information about breastfeeding, and you can download the Breastfeeding Friend app for support 24/7.
The Stockport Infant Feeding Team are available to support you with breastfeeding. They can be contacted on the Stockport Breastfeeding Helpline: 0161 419 4430 or 07767 870506 (leave a message and they will get back to you). You can also follow them on Facebook.
There are some really useful videos on Infant Feeding in the videos section of our website and you can download the Infant Feeding Team Guide to Breastfeeding here.
For information on bottle feeding click here.