By learning more about breastfeeding you can be better prepared to try it yourself when your baby arrives. It can take practice to perfect breastfeeding and every infant is different - if you had trouble breastfeeding in the past, keep in mind that your next baby might not have the same issues. Alternately, if you had an easy time breastfeeding your first child, you may want to brush up on techniques and important breastfeeding tips just in case the new addition to the family brings you some challenges.
Be sure to read through our breastfeeding tips to help recognize common problems that may cause discomfort for you and lead to a more challenging feeding. Share our materials with your partner so that you'll have the support you need as you embark on your breastfeeding journey. Here you'll find a wealth of information, from government support for breastfeeding to breastfeeding a preterm baby.
Explore our breastfeeding tips and resources:
Support for Breastfeeding
Breast milk feedings provide increased health benefits for both infants and their mothers. These benefits are due to the species-specific live cells, antibodies, and hormones that are present in breast milk and lacking in formula. And lastly, breastfeeding is part of a mother’s relationship with her baby. Breastfeeding calms and comforts baby, and brings mother and baby closer together
Breastfeeding not only provides needed sustenance for babies, but so much more
Breastfeeding Anatomy and Physiology
Learn how your breasts make milk and about the hormones of lactation.
Learn about different positions to breastfeed your baby along with how to recognize a good latch.
A baby’s first year of life is amazing in terms of growth—and a growing appetite! Knowing what to expect helps mother relax more and enjoy breastfeeding.
Learn about common Breastfeeding issues and solutions for you and your baby.
The key is everything in moderation.
Learn how a partner can support a breastfeeding mom.
Breastfeeding and Premature Infants
Providing breast milk for a preterm baby has significant immediate and long term health benefits. And because of these benefits, the first step is establishing a good milk supply
There are a number of sources for information, support and breastfeeding assistance. Links to resources.
While you're here, you can also learn about breast pumping, pumping at work, and find info on national breastfeeding support organizations. Be sure to see how Ameda breast pumps can help you provide your baby with breast milk even when you aren't there, as well as keep up your supply when you can't breastfeed.