Building Blocks for a Better Start in Life

What happens in your baby’s first years has a big effect on how healthy he or she will be in the future. Here are some Start4Life building blocks to help you know what’s right for your baby.  These are based on the very latest infant health research, so they may be different from advice that’s been around for a while. We now know much more about how mum’s milk can protect babies from bugs when they’re young.
 
 
Combined with a healthy diet and activity, mum’s milk can also help prevent obesity later in life – and serious related illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
 
If you have any questions about or any concerns about your baby’s health, please contact your health visitor or GP.
 
Download the leaflet below for information about breastfeeding, milk, healthy eating, moving babies and useful contact details.