register

Sign in with Facebook

Sign in with Twitter

Create an account

breastfeeding

breastfeeding basics

breastfeeding benefits

breastfeeding beyond one year

common problems

common questions

expressing & storing milk

pumps & more

special situations

supplements & bottle-feeding

tips & techniques

weaning

  • Weaning 101
    child breastfeeding_1

    When to wean and how are among the many questions parents ask about breastfeeding. The short answers are when you and your baby decide you’re ready and gradually. But short answers don’t begin to address the myriad of circumstances in... more

  • Will My Child Wean Himself?
  • How I Weaned My Son

working & breastfeeding

popular breastfeeding articles

pregnant and a toddler_1

tip of the day

  • Supply and demand are key to milk production—the more milk your baby takes, the more milk you make!
  • Estrogen can decrease your milk supply, so talk with your doctor before taking birth control pills with estrogen.
  • Frequent, runny, yellow stools and clear or pale yellow urine are signs that your baby is getting enough to eat.
  • Supply and demand are key to milk production—the more milk your baby takes, the more milk you make!
  • Diabetic moms find their insulin needs are lower while breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeeding makes reconnecting at the end of the workday a celebration.
  • Respond to criticism with humor: “Oh, I’m sure he’ll wean before he goes to college!”
  • Offering more meals and snacks during the day may lead to fewer meals at night.
  • Holding your baby skin-to-skin for at least the 1st hour after birth is best way to get to know your baby & to start to breastfeed.
  • Supply and demand are key to milk production—the more milk your baby takes, the more milk you make!