New mothers often need good information to get started and keep going. Mothers also need support from their employer, health care providers, schools and child care providers if they are to be successful.
offers information about the benefits of breastfeeding.
- What’s Happening in Minnesota has stories about how others are supporting breastfeeding mothers.
- At Breastfeeding your Baby, mothers will find useful information to help you be successful. It starts with Benefits of Breastfeeding, followed by What to Expect in the First Weeks, How to Prevent Sore Breasts, Returning to Work or School, Breastfeeding an Older Baby, When You Need to Be Away. Spanish and Somali language information is also available.
- FAQ for Moms answers many common questions: I don't think I can make enough milk, I've heard that breastfeeding hurts, I don't want to change the way I eat, I think breastfeeding might be embarrassing, My baby's father or grandparents want to help with feeding, I need to go back to work or school, What does Minnesota law say about breastfeeding?, I am taking prescription drugs or using other drugs, I have a medical condition, I am unable to quit smoking.
Supporting new mothers
- Information for Professionals
is the portal to resources for childcare, workplaces, maternity centers, and health departments
- Breastfeeding Friendly is a program that recognizes maternity centers, child care facilities, workplaces and health departments for their efforts in supporting nursing mothers.