Support at Home

Women are encouraged to discuss their desire and plans to breastfeed with family and friends, including with the baby's father and grandmother. You can help by providing mothers with the support they need, whether it be through information or peer-to-peer support.

For example:

  • Help pregnant women learn why breastfeeding is important for their babies and themselves.
  • Teach mothers how to breastfeed.
  • Encourage mothers to talk to their maternity care providers about plans to breastfeed.
  • Encourage mothers to ask for help with breastfeeding when needed.
  • Create mother-to-mother support groups and peer counseling programs.

For more ideas for how you can promote and support breastfeeding among mothers and families, download this list of ideas.