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Your Guide to Breastfeeding

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An updated version of this publication will be available in early 2016.

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: January 20, 2011
Paperback: 24 pages
Languages: English, Spanish, and Chinese
Printer-friendly versions:

  • For All Women– English (PDF, 3 MB) (2011)
  • For African American Women – English (PDF, 2.2 MB) (2011)
  • Older versions:
    • Spanish (PDF, 1.3 MB) (2006)
    • Chinese (PDF, 4.3 MB) (archive) (2006)
    • For American Indian and Alaska Native Women – English (PDF, 1.3 MB) (2006)

Description: This easy-to-read publication provides women the how-to information and support needed to breastfeed successfully. It explains why breastfeeding is best for baby, mom, and society and how loved ones can support a mother's decision to breastfeed. Expert tips and illustrations help new moms learn how to breastfeed comfortably and how to overcome common challenges. The wisdom of real moms is shared in personal stories that reassure and encourage.


Content last updated: February 10, 2014.

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