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A mom breastfeeding her baby outside
Photo credit: DFW Bellies & Babies

The experience of breastfeeding is special for so many reasons, including:

  • The joyful closeness and bonding with your baby
  • The specific nutrition only you can provide
  • The cost savings
  • The health benefits for you and your baby

The decision to breastfeed is a personal one. As a new mom, you deserve support no matter how you decide to feed your baby. You should not be made to feel guilty if you cannot or choose not to breastfeed.

In this section, you can learn more about breastfeeding. You also can find tips and suggestions to help you successfully breastfeed, whether you decide to breastfeed for two weeks, two years, or more.

This information in Spanish (en español)


ePublications

Breastfeeding fact sheet
(PDF, 160KB)

Your Guide to Breastfeeding
This easy-to-read publication has how-to information and support to help women breastfeed successfully.


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Content last updated: July 21, 2014.