We're celebrating Breastfeeding Awareness Month with a roundup of our best advice—from how to latch, boosting your supply to treating sore nipples.
Everything in this slideshow
Mastering the Latch
Getting the proper latch can make or break your breastfeeding experience.
We show you how with our step-by-step guide with detailed photos and expert tips.
Watch a detailed step-by-step video on how to achieve the deep latch technique with expert tips from Corky Harvey, R.N., M.S., a lactation consultant and co-owner of The Pump Station.
Be sure to tell your labor and delivery nurses that you want to be skin-to-skin with your baby as soon as he's born.
Your baby is more likely to latch on and begin breastfeeding well if he's put on your chest, skin-to-skin, immediately after birth; wait too long and he may be too sleepy.
Is my Baby Getting Enough Breast Milk?
It's one of the most common questions among new breastfeeding moms: Is my baby getting enough milk?
Not experiencing some uncertainty is difficult, since you can't actually see how much milk your body is producing, and, therefore, how much your newborn is getting.
Breastfeeding Guide for the Whole First Year
The first days and weeks of breastfeeding often boil down to sheer survival: getting your baby to latch onto (and stay on!) your breast; functioning on what often feels like mere minutes of sleep; and willing yourself to keep going if you're having problems.
Yet at some point down the road, you're likely to have different questions and concerns as your baby grows.
10 Things New Moms Don't Know About Breastfeeding
Before you were pregnant, you probably hadn't heard that your legs would get hairier or your nipples would darken as your baby grew inside of you, but you learned these and other quirky details while venturing through the trimesters.
How to Treat Sore Nipples
Anyone who's suffered from sore nipples can attest: It hurts. A lot. So much so, in fact, that despite your best intentions (not to mention a healthy dose of biting the proverbial bullet), you're ready to give up. Don't do it!