During the first few days and weeks of breastfeeding, you and your baby are learning to nurse. If you have questions, concerns or problems, ask for help. You are not alone.
Who Can Help?
- Health provider
Ask for help from the lactation consultant, nurse, or other breastfeeding support staff at the hospital where you gave birth.
Your obstetrician, pediatrician or family doctor can also help.
- WIC Program
If you get WIC services, contact your WIC clinic for help. Most New York City WIC clinics offer mother-to-mother breastfeeding support through the WIC peer counselor program.
- Mobile Milk
Sign up for Mobile Milk, a text messaging service to encourage and support breastfeeding. You will receive helpful messages that address common breastfeeding issues and concerns.
- Home Visitor
A health educator from the Newborn Home Visiting Program (NHVP) will visit you in your home to answer your questions and help you find services your family might need. This service is for all mothers—regardless of age or immigration status—who have recently given birth in certain hospitals and who live in North and Central Brooklyn, South Bronx and East and Central Harlem.
If you are a new mom and are interested in hearing from us, please
call 311 and ask about the Newborn Home Visiting Program.
- View online videos from the Parenthood Plus© initiative to help you with breastfeeding.
- Find out more about pumping breast milk, including instructions and pictures, in our Breastfeeding brochure.
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