For Patients

ACOG Patient Resources

Breastfeeding Your Baby - This page answers frequently asked questions about breastfeeding. 

The Executive Board Statement on Breastfeeding affirms ACOG's support of breastfeeding. 

This patient FAQ explains the benefits of breastfeeding for women and babies, as well as common questions about breastfeeding and where women can get additional breastfeeding help. 

Ask your ob-gyn about additional resources from ACOG:

Hurricanes, Breastfeeding, and Pregnancy

MothertoBaby has created bilingual resources answer questions about exposures following natural disasters that many mothers may have:

Working and Breastfeeding

Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work

Loving Support is USDA's national breastfeeding promotion and support campaign, developed for WIC. It provides educational materials for women as well as tips for families and friends on how to support breastfeeding.

For Nursing Moms: Breastfeeding at Work

The HHS's Office on Women's Health provides resources for nursing women at work.

Working Moms: Top Tips for Success

Best for Babes lists tips and resources for breastfeeding women returning to work.

What to Know When Buying or Using a Breast Pump

The FDA provides key information on safety, sterilization, and types of breast pumps.

Breastfeeding Help

Need extra breastfeeding support? Talk to your ob-gyn and find other breastfeeding specialists and supporters here.

Medication Safety and Nutrition

Find safety information on medication use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding on MotherToBaby's FAQs.

Review the USDA's nutrition information for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

View the USDA's Breastfeeding Fact Sheet, in English and Spanish, for tips on making healthy choices. This fact sheet contains a daily meal plan based on how much of your baby's diet is breast milk.  

Other Resources

The HHS's Office on Women’s Health has resources on common breastfeeding challenges, pumping and storing breastmilk, breastfeeding in public, and more.


Ijeoma Obidegwu,
Work Groups and Task Forces Manager 


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188
Mailing Address: PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-9998