Birthing people have a long history of feeding their infants with milk from their body, a process which can be called among other things: breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and body feeding, which will sometimes be referred to as breastfeeding in these webpages.
Breastfeeding or chestfeeding is natural, but it is not always easy. Learning to feed your baby can take time, patience and practice, and every baby can be a different experience. Learn what to expect with breastfeeding or chestfeeding, build your confidence, and know where to find support.
Knowledge + Support + Confidence = Success!
The American Academy of Pediatrics and World Health Organization recommend feeding only breast milk for 6 months and breast milk plus solid foods for 2 or more years.Breast or chestfeeding can be challenging for both new and experienced individuals. Whatever your feeding goal may be, find the information and support you need below.
Become a breastfeeding-friendly workplace
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page for latest information and guidance about COVID-19 for pregnant individuals and breastfeeding parents. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions or concerns.