Breastfeeding & Lactation

Informed & Supported is Best

One of the first choices a parent is faced with upon the birth of their child is how to feed them. You may hear “breast is best” or “fed is best”, but EBM believes informed and supported is best. With the right information, education, and support, parents are able to navigate their lactation journey and arrive at a place where they feel comfortable and confident. Having a support system in place — whether its a Lactation Consultant, doula/Maternity Peer Supporter, support group, family or friends —  offering an empathetic ear, helping troubleshoot, and cheering you on can be invaluable. 

There are many factors that play into the decision for how to feed a baby and breastfeeding may not be “best” for everyone’s body or wellbeing. We are working on linking and creating multilingual information about pumping, milk storage, formula-feeding, and supplemental feeding methods (i.e. cup or spoon) as well as gender-affirming and body/chestfeeding specific resources. Please continue to check back or get in touch with for help finding support. 

Soothing Common Concerns

We often hear that feeding our babies is “the most natural thing in the world!” However, this is simply not the case for all families. It is very normal for nursing to be challenging and frustrating at times.

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Troubleshooting Challenges

What to do if you encounter some of the normal challenges and tips to help avoid them.

Fact Sheets produced with support from the Europäisches Institut für Stillen und Laktation.


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