How It Works

The miracle of breastfeeding begins with you - your breasts, your hormones, your baby.

Your Breasts - Uncover the truth about why size doesn't matter.

Your Hormones - Discover how breastfeeding works so that you are comfortable with the wonders of making milk!

Your Milk - Learn about breast milk composition to help understand why it's the perfect food for your baby.

Breastfeeding Your Newborn

Newborns have very tiny stomachs. You can expect them to nurse often – for long and short periods of time, sometimes even in cluster feeds, or several brief feedings in a row. There is no need to worry about a schedule – let your baby nurse when he is hungry. 

Watch Your Baby, Not The Clock.

"I felt like I did not have enough milk to satisfy my baby. I was ready to give up. My peer counselor encouraged me to breastfeed more and soon we were on the right track."

-a mother helped by a NYS WIC peer counselor