First days together

In the first few days after the birth, you and your new baby are getting to know each other.

There’s a huge amount to learn – find out more about the best way to feed your baby, what practical steps you will need to take, and how you may be feeling.

First days together

First days

Getting to know your baby is exciting, but there’s lots going on – tests and checks, leaving hospital and registering the birth.

Caring for your baby

A guide to the first weeks of caring for your baby – the essential equipment, car safety and how to bath her.

Feeding your baby

Tips for good breast care, expressing your own milk, and step-by-step guides to breastfeeding and formula-feeding your baby.

Looking after yourself

Your first few weeks as a parent can be exhausting – it's important not to forget to look after yourself.

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