Family Breastfeeding Support

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Getting Support

Gathering and drawing from the wisdom of other moms can make your breastfeeding journey a smoother and more empowering one. See how Samantha’s family surrounded her with care and advice that gave her strength.

Tips for Getting Breastfeeding Support From Family

  • Be clear and ask your family for support. Even if you don’t come from a breastfeeding family, they can still take an active role in supporting your decision. Try talking with them as soon as possible to let them know you need their help to stay dedicated to breastfeeding. Let them know that support can come in many forms, like coming over to help with chores or being a breastfeeding cheerleader from afar.

  • Didn’t come from a breastfeeding village? Build one! Breastfeeding is a natural process, but it’s also a learned skill that improves with knowledge and practice. If you don’t have family or friends who can help, moms’ groups (online or in person) can be a great place to learn tips, share experiences, and get encouragement to help you be successful.

    Read on to see how real moms tapped their families and partners for more support.