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.

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No, You Don't Need to Dilute Your Pumped Milk After Drinking Alcohol

The idea that women need to "pump and dump" their breastmilk after drinking alcohol has long been disputed by science. But now, moms are diluting their milk with previously pumped breastmilk from when they didn't have a drink. Here's why "pumping and diluting" is also unnecessary.

Breastfeeding With Implants: What New Moms Should Know

Find out what the experts say about your ability to nurse a newborn with breast implants, plus how breastfeeding can impact your implants.

Breastfeeding Mom "Squirted" Milk at a Woman Who Asked Her to Nurse in Private

After a post about the incident went viral, locals defended the breastfeeding mother. As one person wrote, "The only shameful thing she did was waste milk on you."

Overactive Letdown: Can a Baby Choke on Breast Milk?

One woman's scary story sheds light on a common (and potentially dangerous) breastfeeding problem: overactive, or forceful, letdown.

More Breastfeeding 101

4 Things That Can Decrease Your Milk Supply

Want to keep your breast milk flowing? Avoid these foods, medications and herbs which can all reduce your breast milk supply.

We're Not Breastfeeding Long Enough and It's Costing Us

Research finds that many women—especially in the U.S.—are not breastfeeding nearly long enough to give infants the full benefits. Here's how to help.

Top 5 Tips for Breastfeeding After Birth

How do you survive the first 48 hours of motherhood—and of breastfeeding? A certified lactation consultant gives the scoop.