Breastfeeding 101

There's a lot to learn about the basics of breastfeeding a baby. Discover the benefits of breastfeeding, best breastfeeding positions, and more. Also be sure to check out our section on breastfeeding tips and Breast Pumping.

These Drawings of Your Boobs' Life Cycle Are Funny 'Cause They're True

This mom blogger depicts each stage of a breast's life, from perky to saggy, in hilarious illustrations.

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.

10 Things to Know About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is worth trying. So you don't freak out when you fill up, we'll walk you through it.

Combining Breastfeeding With Formula

Introducing some formula to your baby's diet may actually help you keep nursing longer.

Has a Breastfeeding Benefit Been Overhyped?

New research suggests the link between breastfed babies and cognitive ability may not be as strong as previously believed.

Breastfeeding 101: Letting Your Newborn Set the Schedule

When it comes to nursing, it's best to listen to your baby's needs rather than to follow your own agenda.

How to Hold Baby While Breastfeeding

Find out how to do five common breastfeeding positions.

Breastfeeding and Alcohol

There's a good chance that you avoided wine, beer, and other alcoholic beverages throughout your pregnancy. After all, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and other notable organizations advise women not to drink at all during pregnancy. Once the baby is born, however, the rules change. If you're looking to toast the arrival of your baby, here's what you need to know before you clink glasses.

The Best Breastfeeding Positions for Mom and Baby

Whether you offer baby the breast or a bottle, we'll help you past the feeding and nursing roadblocks. Learn how to breastfeed by trying four popular breastfeeding positions (cradle, cross-cradle, side-lying, and football) to find the best one for you and baby. For moms who are bottlefeeding, get basic tips on how to choose a formula and other ways to position your newborn.

Your Breastfeeding Diet

Could your diet be to blame for your baby's fussiness?

Should You Avoid Certain Foods While Breastfeeding?

When it comes to nursing, moms should focus on eating a balanced diet, not on swearing off specific foods.

Researchers Uncover Even More Breastfeeding Benefits for Moms

We've heard before that breastfeeding has health benefits for moms as well as their babies, but new research has uncovered even more long-term pluses for mamas who choose this route.

Celebrity Breastfeeding Photos and #Selfies

There's something remarkable about seeing your fave famous mom in such a tender moment, breastfeeding her baby or even pumping breastmilk. Maybe it's the less-than-perfect lighting or the familiar hunched-over pose, but you realize in that moment that she looks an awful lot like, well, you.

How to Get a Good Breastfeeding Latch

Make breastfeeding easier by mastering the latch.

How to Do the Football Breastfeeding Position

Find out how to do this common breastfeeding position.

Medications and Breastfeeding

Experts weigh in on drugs that are safe to take while you're breastfeeding.

Nutrition Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

The recommended daily calorie intake for nursing women is about 330 calories (or roughly 1/4) more than what they consumed before pregnancy. Here are our tips for getting those calories the smart way.

Should I Wake My Infant to Nurse?

Don't worry -- your baby will let you know when he's hungry.

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Why breastfeeding may be the best option for mom and baby.

The (Surprising) No. 1 Reason Moms Don't Have Breastfeeding Success

Would you believe lack of preparation may be to blame for why many women don't succeed at their breastfeeding goals?

7 Things NOT to Say to a Breastfeeding Mom

Thinking about making a comment -- or asking a question -- about breastfeeding to your sister, your BFF, or the lady across from you at the coffee shop? For the love of all the nursing mamas in the world, read this first.

Avoid the Most Common Breastfeeding Problems

Nursing? No problem! We've got smart ways to steer clear of the most common breastfeeding nuisances.

6 Natural Ways to Boost Milk Production

Even though your new baby is the center of your world, you need to take care of you in order to feed her. Here's six ways to naturally boost your breast milk production.

How to Avoid Breast Engorgement

Learn how to reduce the pain of engorged breasts, a common conditions many breastfeeding mothers deal with.