Many breastfeeding moms have questions about what foods they can eat, how medicines affect their breastfed babies, and what to do when they go back to work. And as your baby grows, you may have different questions about breastfeeding, such as how to tell if your baby is ready to wean. Get answers to these questions and more.
Breastfeeding and everyday life
Many breastfeeding moms have questions. Do you need to avoid certain foods? Will physical activity affect how much breastmilk you make? Will the medicine you take affect your baby? Can you drink alcohol? Learn the answers to these questions and more.
Breastfeeding in public
Some mothers feel uncomfortable breastfeeding in public. You have the right to breastfeed your baby wherever and whenever your baby is hungry. There are laws that protect breastfeeding mothers. If you find it hard to breastfeed in public, you can try some of the tips below for breastfeeding discreetly.
Breastfeeding and going back to work
Planning ahead for your return to work can help ease the transition. Learn as much as you can before the baby's birth and talk with your employer about your options. Planning ahead can help you continue to enjoy breastfeeding your baby long after your maternity leave is over.