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Breastfeeding Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I find...

...help and support with personal breastfeeding concerns?

...information about breastfeeding and birth practices?

...a Baby-Friendly birth facility?

...information about breastfeeding with certain diseases and conditions?

...information about taking certain drugs or receiving vaccinations while breastfeeding your baby?

  • Visit the National Library of Medicine's Drugs and Lactation Database
  • Read guidance on vaccinations of nursing mothers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • ...information on handling and storage of human milk?

    ...information on donating human milk, or obtaining donor milk? 

    ...help and support for breastfeeding mothers experiencing discrimination?

    ...data and statistics on breastfeeding in the United States?

    ...health professional associations' policies on breastfeeding?