Breastfeeding Information Articles

The following articles may be of interest to mothers and those who support them. This is just the beginning of an extensive online library which will grow over time as the organization grows. Our goal is to provide evidence-based information and support: What Does Evidence-Based Mean? Each article is well researched and contains up-to-date information. An Editorial Review Board ensures the quality of the articles. Our website and these articles are brought to you by the generous donations and memberships of others in communities across the USA. No part of these article may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of Breastfeeding USA and the author. Please consider making a contribution or joining Breastfeeding USA today.

Artículos en español

¡Cuéntame sobre los frenillos cortos!

14 maneras de llevar a cabo tu rutina de saca leche

¿Tu bebé mayor todavía necesita alimentarse de noche?

Preparing to Breastfeed

Our Favorite Breastfeeding Videos

Do I Need to Buy Special Clothes to Breastfeed?

For Teen Mothers: What Breastfeeding Is Like in the First Days

Breastfeeding Aids

What’s That on Your Chest? All About At-Breast Supplementers

Nipple Shield: Friend or Foe?

Nursing Pillows: Who Needs Them?

Phone Apps for Breastfeeding Mothers

Just for Teen Mothers

Going Back to School and Breastfeeding!

For Teen Mothers: What Breastfeeding Is Like in the First Days

Positioning and Latch

Baby-Led Latch: How to Awaken Your Baby's Breastfeeding Instincts

Some Ins and Outs of Laid-Back Breastfeeding

Milk Production

What is Breastfeeding on Cue?

Questions About Milk Production: When will my milk come in?

A Case for Using Galactagogues as a Last Resort for Increasing Milk Production

Breastfeeding Your Adopted Baby

Losing Your Milk: What Seems Like Dwindling Milk Can Actually Be Normal Changes in Baby and You

The Magic Number and Long-Term Breastfeeding

Worries About Foremilk and Hindmilk

Oversupply: Symptoms, Causes, and What To Do If You Have Too Much Milk

Infant Growth and Development

Diaper Output and Milk Intake in the Early Weeks

Should All Breastfed Babies have Above Average Weight Gains?

What About a Sleepy Baby?

What is Vitamin D?

Caring for Your Growing Baby

Pump and Dump

Sleeping Like A Baby: What Does That Really Mean?

Exercise during the Breastfeeding Years


Wearing Your Baby

When is the Best Time to Start My Baby on Foods Other Than Breastmilk?

Good Foods for Babies

Weaning: Every Mother's Journey

Thinking About Weaning?

Does Your Older Baby Still Need Night Feedings?

Night Weaning Older Babies and Toddlers: Mothers Share Their Experiences

Baby Blues, Postnatal Mental Health and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy

Expressing Your Milk

Are You Ready to Wean From Your Breast Pump?

14 Ways to Hack Your Pumping Routine

14 maneras de llevar a cabo tu rutina de saca leche

Choosing a Breast Pump

Exclusive Pumping

Expressing Milk Before Birth: A Tool for Use in Special Circumstances

How Much Milk Should You Expect to Pump?

To Pump More Milk, Use Hands-on Pumping

Breast Versus Bottle: How Much Milk Should Baby Take?

Facts Every Employed Breastfeeding Mother Needs to Know

Hand Expression

Special Breastfeeding Circumstances

Pump and Dump

Six Questions to Ask Your IBCLC (or Other Health Care Provider)

I Nursed My Baby With Down Syndrome - My Success Story

Breastfeeding Twins and More

Tandem Breastfeeding

Hiding in Plain Sight: Postpartum Depression

Breastfeeding a Baby with a Cleft Lip and or Palate - The Red Carpet Treatment

Blebs: Teeny Tiny Meanies

Breastfeeding Through Colds and Flu

Maternal Autoimmune Disorders and Breastfeeding

Expressing Milk Before Birth: A Tool for Use in Special Circumstances

Tell Me About Tongue Ties!
¡Cuéntame sobre los frenillos cortos!

Family and Community

Laws Protecting Breastfeeding Employees

Why Is Your Baby Fussing

Probiotics and the Breastfed Infant

Going Back to Work? Here is What You Need to Know.

Amazing Mammal Mothers Making Milk

Understanding Your Fertility while Breastfeeding

Nursing in Public: What US Mothers Faced from Colonial Times Until Today

An Open Letter to Partners

Disaster Preparedness: Breastfeeding Resources

Milk Sharing: Formal and Informal

We extend sincere appreciation to all the authors that have donated articles to Breastfeeding USA.