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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!

Know your rights to breastfeed in public and at work.

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.

Find tips for taking care of yourself physically and emotionally.

Learn about cluster feeding and what to expect during baby’s growth spurts.

How to respond to others about your feeding choices.

There is help for plugged ducts and breast infections.

Learn what engorgement is—and how to treat it.

Many moms worry about low milk supply, even though most make exactly what baby needs.

If your nipples are sensitive or tender, try these solutions.

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.

Remember, help is available and there are solutions

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

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.

Find tips to help you nurse your teething baby.

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 what it's like breastfeeding in public.

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 how they overcame milk supply concerns.

Real moms share advice on taking care of yourself—and how WIC helped.

Breastfeeding During Disasters

Some common breastfeeding challenges and tips to overcome them are reviewed in this quiz.

Check out this Setting Breastfeeding Goals quiz and celebrate you and your baby accomplishing your breastfeeding goals!

Aprenda sobre la alimentación en racimos y lo que puede esperar durante el crecimiento acelerado del bebé.

Existe ayuda para los conductos obstruidos y las infecciones de los senos.

Estos consejos le ayudan a obtener un buen agarre de la boca del bebé en el área del pezón de la mamá y saber si lo obtuvo.

Aprenda qué es la congestión mamaria y cómo tratarla.

Aprenda por qué los bebés dejan de amamantar y cómo hacer que su bebé vuelva a amamantar.

Muchas mamás se preocupan por la poca leche que producen, aunque la mayoría produce exactamente lo que el bebé necesita.

Check out this Milk Supply quiz to learn more about signs of a low milk supply and ways to maintain your milk supply while breastfeeding!


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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