|You Have 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 Knows."
|Answers to Your Questions
Answers to common breastfeeding questions, including: diet, smoking, alcohol and medications. Replaces "Breastfeeding Can Fit Into Your Life."
|Why 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 Comfort
Information on how to prevent and treat engorgement, plugged ducts, and sore nipples.
|Healthy Sleep for Babies
Explains sleeping behaviors of babies - the difference between light and deep sleep, why waking often is important for young babies, and tips for sleepy parents.
Explains basic baby behaviors - why babies cry, recognizing hunger cues, and tips for 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.
|Expressing Your Breastmilk
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 American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.
|How Long 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 Pediatrics.
|Teething 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.
|Breastfeeding Peer Counselors
||This trifold brochure will introduce participants to the WIC Peer Program.
|Right to Breastfeed Pocket Card
|These 4" by 2.5" cards, bearing the text of State Statute 253.16, are available in three formats.
- While the supply lasts, order the preprinted version in multiples of 100.
- Make your own cards designed for printing on Avery 5376 business card sheets. (PDF, 27 KB)
- Make and trim your own cards designed for printing on heavy card stock. (PDF, 22 KB)