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.
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.
Expert Spotlight: Breastfeeding and the Affordable Care Act
Breastfeeding expert Cathy Carothers weighs in on how the Affordable Care Act offers support to mothers.
Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding
How to decide which choice is right for you.
Gas in Babies
Learn how you can prevent excessive gas buildup in your baby with these tips on burping.
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.
The Right Formula?
Parents debate what kind of milk is best to put in baby's bottle.
The Advantages of Breastfeeding
Keith Eddleman, MD, talks about the advantages of breastfeeding
Getting Started With Breastfeeding: How-To Video
There are many ways to help new mothers and babies become acclimated to breastfeeding. We look at how to begin the process.
From breast pads to pumps, we outline basic supplies that support the efforts of nursing mothers.
Breastfeeding Pain and Problems
In the beginning, breastfeeding can be frustrating, even painful. We help nursing mothers clear the early hurdles.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Breastfeeding Hints and Hurdles
Breastfeeding benefits you and baby, but it does take some know-how. Get a little help through the hurdles, with these breastfeeding hints.
Slideshow: How to Increase Your Milk Supply
What can you do to increase your milk supply as a new mom? Find out what helps when you're breastfeeding or pumping your milk.
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