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.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Breastfeeding
WebMD's list of questions to ask your doctor about breastfeeding.
Answers About West Nile Virus
Get answers to questions about West Nile virus.
Being a New Mother With Epilepsy
New moms who have epilepsy have unique concerns about their baby's safety. WebMD offers tips on breastfeeding, bathing, carrying your baby, and more.
Read more from WebMD about the prevention of eczema, a common skin condition especially in infants.
Breastfeeding Tips for Working Mothers
Here are essential tips for the working mom.
Tips on Weaning Your Baby From Breastfeeding to the Bottle
Weaning your baby can be a traumatic experience. Here's how to know when it's time to stop nursing.
Tips for Nursing Mothers: Breastfeeding in Public
Common sense and a little discretion can defuse awkward situations.
Tips for Nursing Mothers: Nutrition
It's the type of food you eat, not the amount, that counts.
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
Slideshow: What to Feed Your Baby in Year 1
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: Breastfeeding Hints and Hurdles
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.