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Planning ahead

Planning ahead

From choosing the crib to finding a pediatrician, you're probably busy making lots of pre-baby decisions. But if you haven't already thought about breastfeeding, now is a great time. Before your baby is here is the best time to learn about the benefits of breastfeeding and make plans to give your baby a healthy start in life.

Watch the videos about breastfeeding below and learn from other breastfeeding moms.


Making the decision to breastfeed

Ekere Ekandem Olojala

Moms explain why breastfeeding was such a natural choice.

Secrets to breastfeeding success

Jamilah Ellis

Need some nursing know-how? These steps and strategies will help soon-to-be-moms make an informed, smooth transition into breastfeeding.

The benefits of breastfeeding

Dr. Sahira Long, pediatrician

Learn the unique ways that breastmilk can improve your child’s health and lower the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), asthma, obesity, and other health problems.

Breastfeeding 411

Michele T. with her daughter

There are many great resources, people, and places to turn to for breastfeeding support and information. Find out what worked for other breastfeeding moms.

What breastfeeding means to me


Moms share what’s behind the one-of-a-kind bond that breastfeeding brings.

Staying healthy and eating well

A woman with her baby daughter

Healthy eating can keep you strong while breastfeeding. Learn more about the foods you should eat.