A GP guide to top breastfeeding tips

The benefits of breastfeeding are undisputed, but how much do you know about how it works? This first article in a two-part series reviews the basics, while the second will address common problems.

Despite the WHO recommending babies be breastfed for at least two years, there is typically very little education about breastfeeding during medical school or GP training.

Many doctors find themselves giving advice that they learnt ‘on the job’, without really knowing if it’s correct or not.