MyPlate Daily Food Plans for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

MyPlate daily food plans and tools - designed specifically for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers - provides interactive guidance.

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).

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.


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

Provides practical, helpful breastfeeding information to help mothers learn about the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding, and gives the phone number for the Center's Breastfeeding Helpline. Also in Spanish.


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 - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Program serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Overseas Program

Department of Defense.

Provides general information on the WIC program and how it works overseas, as well as information on eligibility requirements.

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.

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.