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Importance of breastfeeding

The benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby and what exclusive breastfeeding means.

Planning to breastfeed

Health professionals should discuss breastfeeding options with mothers and families during pregnancy, and provide them with evidence-based information.

Breastfeeding problems

Information about common breastfeeding problems, including low milk supply, sore and damaged nipples, engorgement and mastitis.

Breastfeeding resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

Breastfeeding information and support should be shared in a culturally appropriate way, using resources, language and information that best suit the individual.

Breastfeeding resources for multicultural families

Australia has a richly diverse multicultural population. Health professionals should source information and resources appropriate for specific population groups.

Last updated: 12 July 2016