Breastfeeding

WIC Breastfeeding Support

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

The WIC Breastfeeding Support campaign is designed to connect new moms with helpful resources and support.


Tips for Breastfeeding Moms (PDF | 727 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Printable two-page fact sheet with tips for breastfeeding moms.


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!


MyPlate Information for Moms and Moms-To-Be

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

When you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you have special nutritional needs. This site is designed just for you. It has advice you need to help you and your baby stay healthy.


Weight Loss While Breastfeeding

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Breastfeeding is best for moms and their babies for several reasons. Besides providing nourishment and helping to protect your baby against becoming sick, breastfeeding may help you lose the weight gained in pregnancy.


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.


Your Guide to Breastfeeding

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

This easy-to-read publication has how-to information and support to help women breastfeed.


Breastfeeding and Breast Milk

DHHS. NIH. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding. Also find information on recommendations, weaning, nutrition, and more.


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.


MedlinePlus: Breastfeeding

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Find information about breastfeeding recommendations, common concerns, and more, including tips to overcome breastfeeding problems. Also in Spanish.


Breastfeeding

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

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


Breastfeeding and Everyday Life

DHHS. Office on Women's Health.

Many breastfeeding moms have questions. Do you need to avoid certain foods? Will physical activity affect how much breastmilk you make? Learn the answers to these questions and more.


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.


Breastfeeding a Baby With a Health Problem

DHHS. Office on Women's Health.

Some health problems can make it harder for babies to breastfeed. But breastmilk provides the healthy start your baby needs, which is even more important if your baby is premature or sick.