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Benefits of breastfeeding

Benefits of breastfeeding It's never too early to start thinking about how you're going to feed your baby. But you do not have to make up your mind until your baby is born. your breast milk is perfectly designed for your baby breast milk protects…

Carers' assessments: what happens next

After a carers' assessment, your council will contact you about its decision. If you have "eligible" needs, your council will talk to you about what help might be available. This will be based on the information you gave them during your assessment. If you do not have…

Making sense of your medicines

To get the best results from your medicines, it's important to use them as they are intended. You need to: Take the right amount of medicine at the right times, in the right way and for the right number of days.  Get advice from your pharmacist or GP…

Mental Health

Mental Health Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his…

Mental Health - African and Caribbean communities

There's nothing unusual or shameful about mental illness. Most of us have problems at some time in our lives, such as money worries, stress at work or the death of a loved one, which can affect our mental health. Find out how to recognise the signs and where…

Personal Assistant Network

Employing a Personal Assistant A personal assistant (PA) can be employed if you need care and support to enable you to live as independently as possible at home. Personal assistants can provide help with your care and support needs. You can search the PA Register for…

Services for Young People

There are a large range of services, organisations and activities for Young People in Peterborough. Whether you are looking to make new friends, gets some advice, guidance or support, want to learn a new skill, help your community and get your voice heard, These pages…

Your baby's health and development reviews

You will be offered regular health and development reviews (health visitor checks) for your baby until they are two. These are to support you and your baby, and make sure their development is on track. The reviews are usually done by your health visitor or…

Your baby's weight and height

Steady weight gain is one of the signs that your baby is healthy and feeding well. It's normal for babies to lose some weight in the first few days after birth. Your baby will be weighed during their first two weeks to make sure they're…

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