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Breastfeeding

Human milk is important for normal infant growth and development and is recommended for the first year of life and beyond. Except for illegal drug use and a few medical conditions, all mothers are encouraged to breastfeed.

Information about breastfeeding can be confusing. Here are some common things you might hear and the facts. More…

How well does your hospital support breastfeeding?
Check out the Report on Breastfeeding at New Jersey Hospitals. You can read the full report or just review the rankings by clicking on “tables only.” Hospitals with higher exclusive breastfeeding rates are more likely to have staff to help you breastfeed.

National Breastfeeding Helpline in both English and Spanish: 1‑800‑994-9662

How-to and problem-solving resources:

New Jersey programs and organizations that assist women who want to breastfeed:

Government and professional organizations:


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