Breastfeeding and Lactation

Breastfeeding Basics

Moms have been breastfeeding babies for centuries. Women's bodies were made to feed their babies. And while millions of breastfeeding basicswomen have done it, breastfeeding a newborn can be intimidating for some new moms.

The lactation team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is here to support you.

We have created a number of resources to help moms achieve success in breastfeeding. Use the links below to learn more information about breastfeeding basics.

Breastfeeding help for mom

Additional information is available about common breastfeeding concerns and breastfeeding babies with special needs.

Contact us 

For more information or to schedule a consultation with the lactation team at CHOP, call 215-590-4442 or contact us online

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Power of Pumping

Lactation experts and moms talk about the importance of pumping milk for medically fragile children. Watch the video trailer »

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