When you are pregnant:
- Learn how breastfeeding is good for your health and your baby’s health
- Tell your family and friends that you plan to breastfeed and ask for their help
- Tell your care team that you plan to breastfeed and ask for their help
How family and friends can support new mothers
Fathers, partners, and family can be involved too. Here are a few ways to show support:
Request postcards, provider cards, and posters in both English and Spanish
New mothers sometimes need help learning how to breastfeed their new baby. Certified lactation counselors provide free, private, one‐on‐one support at the health centers below:
Want to find out more before you visit a health center? Call one of the breastfeeding counselors to see how they can help you:
Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health
1101 Market St. 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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