Many moms face challenges with breastfeeding. But with time, practice, and help from loved ones and WIC, you will get the hang of it.
You may struggle with breastfeeding at one time or another. You might be tired or sore. You might worry about growth spurts or whether you are making too much or too little milk. Maybe you don't know how you'll keep breastfeeding when it's time to go back to work.
Moms have found ways to power through these challenges and continue on their breastfeeding journey. In this section, learn about common breastfeeding concerns. Get tips for overcoming them, and find out when to see a doctor or talk to WIC.
You are not alone. WIC can help you overcome common breastfeeding challenges.
Get the help you need to thrive!
Set your short- and long-term goals for breastfeeding before baby arrives.
These tips help you get a good latch—and know if you have one.
Whether you’re just starting out or having challenges, WIC is there for you at every step.
Learn about cluster feeding and what to expect during baby’s growth spurts.
Many moms worry about low milk supply, even though most make exactly what baby needs.
Learn why babies stop nursing—and how to get your baby breastfeeding again.
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.
Get tips for talking with your employer about pumping at work
Planning to be apart from baby? Find tips for feeding baby with expressed milk.
It may take practice, but soon you’ll be a pro at pumping and hand expression.
Get tips and see how pumping can help solve your breastfeeding challenges.
Real moms share their experience getting a good latch and finding the right hold.
Real moms share their experience with pain and how they found relief.
Real moms share how milk expression and pumping helped make breastfeeding easier.
Real moms share their experience returning to work and school.
Real moms share advice on taking care of yourself—and how WIC helped.
Some common breastfeeding challenges and tips to overcome them are reviewed in this quiz.
Breastfeeding is wonderful, but it may not always be easy. Don't worry. When there are bumps in the road, we can help you through them.
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Your baby is here! Read about what to expect in the first few days and find support when you need it to make breastfeeding work.
Every mom faces breastfeeding challenges. From low milk supply to growth spurts, we have solutions to help get you through.