Getting Started with Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding a newborn is a natural, usually wonderful, experience for both mother and baby. Getting started with breastfeeding, though, does not always come naturally. There is a lot to learn!

Breastfeeding Resources


The American Academy of Pediatrics' “New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding


  • Nursing Mother’s Counsel: 650-327-MILK (6455)
  • La Leche League International: 1-877-452-5324 (1-877-4 LA LECHE)
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): 650-573-2168
  • 800-994-WOMAN, a toll-free number with trained lactation specialists who can answer any question regarding breastfeeding

Websites and Media  


Original list created by JMortonMD
Last reviewed: June 2016