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Dear Grandparents,

When it comes to breastfeeding, you can be a huge help. Giving mom your support and encouragement can help her succeed. That will ensure your grandchild gets a healthy start in life.

Find the best ways to support mom and baby on their breastfeeding journey.

As mom makes her decision to breastfeed and welcomes her baby, she likely will turn to you for guidance. Below, you can read about the benefits of breastfeeding—and understand what mom and your grandchild will go through in those first hours, days, and weeks. Then learn how you can help them get the hang of breastfeeding. Your support can go a long way.

Breastfeeding Basics for Grandparents

Breastfeeding Basics for Grandparents

Information for grandparents on the benefits of breastfeeding, what to expect, and more.

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Ways Grandparents Can Support Breastfeeding

Ways Grandparents Can Support Breastfeeding

These tips help grandparents support their breastfeeding grandchild.

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Video: How Grandmothers Can Support Breastfeeding

Real grandmothers share advice for helping mom breastfeed.

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Explore the Stages of Breastfeeding