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Your Guide to Breastfeeding

This consumer-focused publication is meant to provide women with information and support to help them breastfeed successfully. It includes the following topics:

  • Why Breastfeeding is Important
  • Finding Information and Support
  • Breastfeeding Myths
  • How Your Milk is Made
  • Learning to Breastfeed
  • Common Challenges
  • Common Questions
  • Breastfeeding a Baby with a Health Problem
  • Breastfeeding and Special Situations
  • Breastfeeding in Public
  • Pumping and Storing Your Milk
  • Going Back to Work
  • Nutrition and Fitness
  • Handling Stress
  • Weaning Your Baby

The Office on Women's Health also has the It's Only Natural breastfeeding campaign that provides information for African-American women and their families about the health benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby.

USDA's national breastfeeding campaign WIC Breastfeeding Support Learn Together. Grow Together, offers a website that supports WIC moms using a stage-based approach focused on their breastfeeding journey. Whether a WIC mom is learning about breastfeeding, starting to breastfeed, overcoming challenges, or thriving, WIC Breastfeeding Support has the information, resources and support to help moms meet their breastfeeding goals. This site also contains many downloadable resources and materials for WIC State and local agencies to share with participants and external partners. These include:

WIC Staff can learn more about how they can promote and support breastfeeding via the training modules and resources for Grow and Glow in WIC and Peer Counseling Training for WIC Managers.  The WIC Image Gallery: WIC Breastfeeding Support, provides images that can be used to enhance promotion materials.  

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