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Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can give your baby.

Every mom and baby is different, and your breastfeeding journey will be unique. While you'll be learning throughout your journey, the more you learn before your baby's birth, the better prepared you'll be. This section explains the benefits of breastfeeding, then helps you get ready to try it.

Having support along the way can help make breastfeeding easier. Before your baby arrives, set breastfeeding goals. Talk to loved ones about how they can support you, and reach out to WIC—they can all help you on your journey.

Learning about breastfeeding is the first step.

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Breastfeeding gives your baby the nutrition they need from the very first moments. But you may have lots of questions about it. That's okay! WIC is here to help every step of the way.

Breastfeeding gives babies a healthy start—and is good for moms, too.

Learn how milk is made, when to nurse, how long babies nurse, and more.

Breastfeeding challenges are common, but knowing what to expect and when to get help can help you overcome them.

You don’t need any fancy equipment, but some things can make breastfeeding easier.

Set yourself up for breastfeeding success starting on day one.

Breastfeeding can be challenging. Write a letter to your future self to help you recommit on the hard days.

Talk about why you choose to breastfeed, and ask for your family’s support.

Know your rights to breastfeed in public and at work.

The human body is amazing. Find out how your breasts make milk for your baby.

Set your short- and long-term goals for breastfeeding before baby arrives.

Whether you’re just starting out or having challenges, WIC is there for you at every step.

You can breastfeed no matter what the size and shape of your breast and nipple.

Learn about the ways your friends and family can support you.

What’s in your food package depends on whether you’re breastfeeding and your baby’s age.

Get tips for talking with your employer about pumping at work

What is combination feeding, how to use it, and how to keep making milk.

New to milk expression? Here’s what you need to know before you get started.

Here are options for finding a breast pump at low cost.

Limit or avoid smoking, most drugs, and alcohol for baby’s health and yours.

Set yourself up for success while traveling and breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding During Disasters

You know that breastfeeding has benefits for baby (and mom!) so try this quiz to see how much you know!

Explore the Stages of Breastfeeding