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.
If I Have Diabetes, Can I Breastfeed My Baby?
Breastfeeding is good for you and your baby, even if you have diabetes. Learn how to do it safely.
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.
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 Formula Conundrum
Parents may have trouble deciding which formula to feed their baby.
Fat in Formula for Brainier Babies?
Breastfeeding may be best, but for some women, nursing simply isn't an option. Now, studies show there's a way to make commercially prepared infant formulas better, and the important findings could lead to manufacturing changes...and smarter kids.
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?
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.
Breastfeeding Pain and Problems
In the beginning, breastfeeding can be frustrating, even painful. We help nursing mothers clear the early hurdles.
Slideshows & Images
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.
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.