Making the decision to breastfeed is a very personal matter. It's also one that's very likely to elicit strong opinions from friends and family. Many medical authorities, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, strongly recommend breastfeeding. But you and your baby are unique, and the decision is up to you. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on breastfeeding, including information on the benefits of breastfeeding, how to do it, and more.
Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding
How to decide which choice is right for you.
Expert Spotlight: Breastfeeding and the Affordable Care Act
Breastfeeding expert Cathy Carothers weighs in on how the Affordable Care Act offers support to mothers.
Gas in Babies
Learn how you can prevent excessive gas buildup in your baby with these tips on burping.
12 Foods for New Moms
WebMD offers diet tips for new moms that will help boost your energy and increase nutrients for both you and your baby.
How to Have Healthy Breasts for Life
How to keep your breasts healthy, including diet, exercise, mammograms, and learning what normal changes to expect as you go through life.
How Can You Set Up a Breastfeeding System?
Setting up a schedule that allows breastfeeding at work.
8 Tips for Losing Weight After Pregnancy
Now that your new baby is here, you have a lot to think about: when to feed her, what to do if she cries -- and how to get rid of those extra pounds you packed on during your pregnancy.
Get tips and advice on nurturing and nourishing your baby.
The Advantages of Breastfeeding
Keith Eddleman, MD, talks about the advantages of breastfeeding
Breastfeeding and Your Child's Weight
How does breastfeeding impact your child's weight later in life?
Breastfeeding Pain and Problems
In the beginning, breastfeeding can be frustrating, even painful. We help nursing mothers clear the early hurdles.
From breast pads to pumps, we outline basic supplies that support the efforts of nursing mothers.
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