the Right to Breastfeed
Explains your right to learn about breastfeeding, to breastfeed in
the hospital after giving birth, and to breastfeed in any public
or private location.
Replaces "Breastfeeding Information from Someone Who
to Your Questions
Answers to common breastfeeding questions, including: diet, smoking, alcohol and medications.
Replaces "Breastfeeding Can Fit Into Your Life."
Should I Breastfeed?
Information about the nutritional and health values of
breastmilk, and the benefits of breastfeeding to mothers, babies,
parents and families.
Replaces "The Best Start."
|Breastfeeding In the First Weeks
More information on how to get started breastfeeding, how often to breastfeed, signs of
hunger, a good latch-on and ending a feeding.
|Making Enough Milk for Your Baby
How to tell if baby is getting enough breastmilk, plus information on growth spurts and increasing milk supply.
| Breast Care and
Information on how to prevent and treat engorgement, plugged
ducts, and sore nipples.
| Sleepy Baby
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Tips for waking a sleepy baby and calming a fussy baby.
| Breastfeeding and Work or School
Information on continuing to enjoy the ease and special closeness of breastfeeding
while away from baby.
Explains how to express breastmilk by hand or by using a
breast pump. Formerly titled "Collecting Breastmilk."
|Storing and Thawing Expressed Breastmilk
Information on safe storage and preparation of breastmilk, based on the American Academy of
Should I Breastfeed My Baby?
American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for length of
time to breastfeed, plus helpful hints for weaning. Replaces
"Breastfeeding an Older Baby."
|Vitamin D and Your Baby
Information on Vitamin D and its supplementation in breastfed
babies, based on the recommendations of the American Academy of
and Nursing Strike
Suggestions for teething and nursing strikes.
|Hold Me Heart-To-Heart
Information on why all babies need to be held close to your
heart and why skin-to-skin contact is so important.
|My Breastfeeding Plan
Many mothers who work outside the home continue to breastfeed.
Planning ahead helps make going back to work easier. Suggestions for
combining work and breastfeeding.
Breastfeed Pocket Card
4" by 2.5" cards, bearing the text of State Statute 253.16, are available in three
- While the supply lasts, order
the preprinted version in multiples of 100.
- Make your own cards designed for printing on Avery 5376
card sheets. (PDF, 27
- Make and trim your own cards designed for printing on
card stock. (PDF, 22