Breastfeeding

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Bone Health

NIH. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Learn about taking care of bone health and special considerations during pregnancy and breastfeeding.


MyPlate Daily Food Plans for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Eat to keep you and your baby healthy with these tips and advice.


Your Guide to Breastfeeding (PDF | 3 MB)

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Explains the benefits of breastfeeding for baby, mom and society, and also answers frequently asked questions about breastfeeding. Also in Spanish (PDF|1.3 MB) and Chinese (PDF|4.3 MB).


Mother breastfeeding baby MedlinePlus: Breastfeeding

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Find information about breastfeeding recommendations, common concerns and more resources, including a breastfeeding tips page. Also in Spanish.


Breastfeeding

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Find tips and suggestions to help you successfully breastfeed. Also in Spanish.


MedlinePlus: Breastfeeding

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Understand the breastfeeding basics with these recommendations, possible problems, and additional resources. Also in Spanish.


Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Find out how the WIC program can help you reach your breastfeeding goals, with a little loving support!


WIC Prescreening Tool

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Check to see if you are eligible for the WIC program, which provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support and more to low-income pregnant or breastfeeding women.


New Advice: Pregnant Women and Children Should Eat More Fish

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; Environmental Protection Agency.

Find answers to questions about eating fish and tips for avoiding exposure to mercury during pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Food Safety for Moms-to-Be: Once Baby Arrives

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Provides tips on food safety when caring for infants and children.