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.

Provides information and encouragement to women on breastfeeding. It explains the benefits 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).


Breastfeeding

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

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


Mother breastfeeding baby MedlinePlus: Breastfeeding

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Information from the MedlinePlus Encyclopedia related to breastfeeding, including recommendations, possible problems, and additional resources including a breastfeeding tips page. 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.


Breastfeeding

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

FNIC Lifecycle Nutrition: Breastfeeding
Provides links to resources on breastfeeding and infant nutrition.


Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in WIC

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in WIC
is a gateway to information on the benefits of breastfeeding. Additionally this resource provides links to information on federal requirements for breastfeeding, the Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding program, and the Breastfeeding Promotion Consortium.


Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

USDA's WIC Breastfeeding Promotion Campaign which is national in scope and being implemented at the State agency level.


Dad and Infant Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides access to materials to help fathers learn how to support breastfeeding mothers.


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.


What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish

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

For pregnant or breastfeeding women and young children, provides answers to frequently asked questions about the benefits of eating fish and shellfish, and gives recommendations for avoiding excessive exposure to mercury in fish and shellfish.


Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in WIC

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Gateway to information on the benefits of breastfeeding as well as links to information on federal requirements for breastfeeding, the Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding program, and the Breastfeeding Promotion Consortium.


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

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

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