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Breastfeeding your baby, like any new skill, may take some time and practice. We can help you feel like you've got this!

You may be experiencing a lot of "firsts." Find out what you need to know, from delivery to the first few days at home. Get tips on how to position your baby for breastfeeding and how to get a good latch. Learn how to tell when your baby is hungry and how much milk baby needs. We also have resources that help you take care of your baby and yourself.

WIC can help answer your questions, offer support, and make your breastfeeding journey easier.

Get support as you start breastfeeding!

Breastfeeding basics

Breastfeeding Basics

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

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Breastfeeding supplies

Breastfeeding Supplies

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

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Delivery room 101

Delivery Room 101

Baby is on the way! Here’s what to expect when you’re in the hospital.

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Bringing baby home.

Bringing Baby Home

Your baby is here! See what to expect your first few days at home.

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Phases of breast milk.

The Phases of Breast Milk

Learn about the 3 phases of breast milk and why each is good for your baby.

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How breast milk is made.

How Breast Milk is Made

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

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Setting your breastfeeding goals.

Setting Your Breastfeeding Goals

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

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How much milk does your baby need

How Much Milk Your Baby Needs

See how small a newborn’s tummy is and learn how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk.

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Baby's hunger cues.

Baby's Hunger Cues

Learn how to tell when your baby is hungry—or full.

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Nutrition While Breastfeeding

A nutritious, balanced diet helps you stay energetic and make plenty of milk for your baby.

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5 Breastfeeding Holds to Try

5 Breastfeeding Holds to Try

Try these ways to hold your baby, and figure out what works best for you.

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Clutch or football hold

Clutch or "Football" Hold

Use the clutch hold to breastfeed your baby.

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Cross-cradel or transitional position

Cross-Cradle or Transitional Hold

Use the cross-cradle hold to breastfeed your baby.

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Cradle hold

Cradle Hold

Use the cradle hold to breastfeed your baby.

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Laid back or straddle position

Laid-Back or Straddle-Hold

Use the laid-back hold to breastfeed your baby.

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Side lying position

Side-Lying Position

Use the side-lying position to breastfeed your baby.

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Steps and Signs of a Good Latch

These tips help you get a good latch—and know if you have one.

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Get Support from WIC

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

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Taking Care of You

Find tips for taking care of yourself physically and emotionally.

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Engorgement

Engorgement

Learn what engorgement is—and how to treat it.

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Low Milk Supply

Low Milk Supply

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

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Help for Sore Nipples

Help for Sore Nipples

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

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Ways Your Friends and Family Can Help You

Ways Your Friends and Family Can Help You

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

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Learning to Pump and Hand Express Milk

Learning to Pump and Hand Express Milk

It may take practice, but soon you’ll be a pro at pumping and hand expression.

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Storing and Thawing Breast Milk

Storing and Thawing Breast Milk

To make being away from your baby easier, learn how to store and thaw breast milk—safely.

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Video: Latches and Holds

Real moms share their experience getting a good latch and finding the right hold.

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Video: Milk Expression and Pumping

Real moms share how milk expression and pumping helped make breastfeeding easier.

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Start

The first few days with your new baby are exciting, but they also can be overwhelming.

Explore the Stages of Breastfeeding