Breastfeeding Tips & Techniques

Getting your baby to breastfeed comfortably requires practice and patience. A few good tips from our lactation experts will help you get started. Learn techniques for getting you and your baby comfortable breastfeeding. Also be sure to check out our section on Breastfeeding Basics.

Combining Breastfeeding with Formula

Breast is best, but introducing some formula may actually help you keep nursing longer.

How to Breastfeed in Public

If the fear of stares or overexposure has you and Baby housebound, follow these steps to become a virtuoso at nursing confidently.

Breastfeeding Supplies Checklist

31 Breastfeeding Secrets

Nursing your baby is no easy feat. Luckily, we've rounded up the only breastfeeding tips you'll ever need, from the experts who've figured out the smartest tricks, shortcuts, and solutions.

7 Tips for Getting Baby Latched On to the Breast

Breastfeeding will be more relaxed for both you and your baby when he has a good latch from the get-go. We can help you make that happen.

7 Tips for Getting Baby Latched On to the Breast

Breastfeeding will be more relaxed for both you and your baby when he has a good latch from the get-go. We can help you make that happen.

This Mom's Tandem Breastfeeding Photo Sparked a Heated Debate

This simple family moment of a mom breastfeeding her two daughters at once spurred a debate online.

6 Breastfeeding Tips for Your Hospital Stay

Get your baby hooked on the breast as early as possible.

Your Age-by-Age Guide to Weaning

Even though there's no universal approach to weaning, there are a few golden rules that can help the transition go smoothly for you and baby. The first rule? Be prepared. To that end, we've rounded up lactation consultants, developmental experts, and real moms to help you get both mind and body ready for weaning.

Newborn Nursing Tips

How often, how long, and which breast?

This Breastfeeding Mom's Viral Photo Will Make Your Day

Ever gotten the stink eye for breastfeeding in public? This mom has, and her viral Facebook post against those who shame nursing moms is a must-read.

How to Breastfeed a Baby

Learn all the techniques and problems you need to know about breastfeeding your new baby.

Best Breastfeeding Apps

To the uninitiated, breastfeeding seems like a piece of cake: Place baby on boob, do crossword puzzles for the next 20 minutes, repeat. But for many of us moms, this natural act is anything but second nature. Luckily, help is just a touchscreen away. We rounded up some of the best nursing apps for new moms; whether you have burning questions about milk supply or need to find a spot to nurse alfresco, take a look.

7 Benefits of Extended Breastfeeding

Pediatricians recommend breastfeeding until baby is at least a year old -- but many moms keep going beyond that. Discover the pluses of extended breastfeeding.

Advice from a Lactation Consultant

Make breastfeeding easier -- and more enjoyable -- with these tips from the experts.

How to Do the Football Breastfeeding Position

Find out how to do this common breastfeeding position.

How to Hold Baby While Breastfeeding

Find out how to do five common breastfeeding positions.

How to Get a Good Breastfeeding Latch

Make breastfeeding easier by mastering the latch.

How to Enjoy Nursing

We launched a full-fledged investigation into the top struggles breastfeeding moms face. Identify your offender, apply our fixes, and feed your baby without stress.

Dad Goes Viral With His Genius Breastfeeding Hack

When mama's not home and baby wants the boob, what's a new dad to do?

Nursing 101: All About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding may be a natural thing, but that doesn't mean it comes naturally. Here's how to make it work from the start.

This Woman Who Cut a Nursing Mom's Food Proves Not All Heroes Wear Capes

A total stranger swooped in to cut up a mom's food so she could eat while breastfeeding.

All About Breastfeeding on Demand

Frequently asked questions about breastfeeding when baby says.

Nursing Know-How

As rewarding as breastfeeding can be, it's not always easy for new moms to figure out.