When a woman has a baby, her breasts make milk to feed the infant. Breast milk gives babies nutrients like liquid, proteins, sugar, and fats. Breast milk helps babies fight off germs. Breast milk can also carry medications and other substances from the mother to the baby.

Topics in breastfeeding include:

  • breastfeeding an adopted baby
  • breastfeeding premature infants
  • breastfeeding twins and triplets
  • medication and breastfeeding

Support Groups

Visit these websites for more information:

Breast Feeding - U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Drugs During Lactation Database (LactMed) - Toxicology Data Network at the U.S. National Library of Medicine

La Leche League International - mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education

Maximizing Milk Production with Hands On Pumping - Dr. Jane Morton from the Stanford School of Medicine

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