A superfood with superpowers!

Did you know that breast milk is a superfood with superpowers? If you can, you should try and breastfeed for as long as possible.


  • Builds a bond
  • Helps brain development
  • Prevents ear infections
  • Prevents tummy upsets
  • Prevents against chest infections
  • Reduces the risk of obesity
  • Protects against infections
  • Helps protect against cot death
  • Protects against asthma
  • Protects mum from infection
  • Breastfeeding protects mums from certain cancers
  • Helps mum burn 500 calories a day
  • Gives mum stronger bones when older
  • Is free, saving you lots of money
  • Never runs out
  • Is always at the right temperature

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