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Finding support

Although breastfeeding is natural, it still takes practice. And finding your rhythm is always easier when you have a strong network of people ready and willing to help. From family to friends, doctors to peer counselors, a powerful breastfeeding support system can set you on the path to success.

It takes a village: Building your breastfeeding support network

Here's your guide to the people and organizations that will help keep you going when the going gets tough.

Building a breastfeeding support network

First screen of videoMoms reveal how help and encouragement from others empowered them to breastfeed.

Breastfeeding 411

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

Daddy duty

First screen of videoBreastfeeding isn't a “moms only” gig. There are many meaningful ways dad can be there for mom and baby during nursing.

Breastfeeding as a single mom

First screen of videoJust because you're single doesn't mean you're alone. Single moms share their stories of support.


Getting your family on board

Get tips on how to educate your family so you can get the support you need.

Content last updated: January 29, 2013.

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