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It's Only Natural

Every woman’s journey to motherhood is different. But usually, the first decision you’ll make as a mom is how to feed your child. It's Only Natural helps African-American women and their families understand the health benefits of breastfeeding—not just for babies, but for moms too. Here, you’ll find facts about breastfeeding and get practical tips on how to make breastfeeding work for you while getting the support you need.

Are you worried that you won't be able to breastfeed? Some moms can't breastfeed, but most can. You may also have lots of other concerns about this new experience. Explore our articles and watch videos featuring expert advice and personal stories from moms just like you.

Planning ahead

Pregnancy is the best time to learn about the benefits of breastfeeding so you can plan to give your baby a healthy start in life.

Addressing breastfeeding myths

Have you been hearing conflicting stories and opinions about breastfeeding from family and friends? Get the real facts and helpful advice here.

Overcoming challenges

Breastfeeding can become one of the simplest things you'll do as a new mom. Find out how to approach common hurdles at the beginning and find your groove.

Finding support

From your baby’s dad to lactation consultants, learn how and where to get the support you need for a positive breastfeeding experience.

Fitting breastfeeding into your life

Whether you're heading back to work or feeding your baby on the go, these tips will help you fit breastfeeding into your everyday life.

My breastfeeding story

Find breastfeeding inspiration and encouragement from these unique personal stories.

Content last updated: April 15, 2013.

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