Making the choice to bottle feed your baby


Any breastfeeding is valuable, and we support mothers to help their baby receive as much breast milk as they can. Formula milk does not provide the same benefits for your baby that breast milk can, such as protection against illness and infection. Although we encourage all mothers to breastfeed because of the health benefits for mothers and babies, we know …

Read more

Looking after a third or fourth degree tear following childbirth


What is an injured perineum?The perineum is the area of skin between the vagina and back passage (anus). Some women give birth without injury to the perineum. However, some may need episiotomy and some may have tears. Episiotomies can extend as well. Tears can be classified into first, second, third and fourth degrees. First and second degree tears are injuries …

Read more