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The National Women's Health Information Center -
A service of the Office on Women's Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

La lactancia materna. Mejor para el bebé. Mejor para la mamá.
Breastfeeding: Best for baby. Best for Mom.Breastfeeding: Best for baby. Best for Mom.
Do You Have Basic Breastfeeding Questions?  Call Us at 1-800-994-WOMAN (9662)


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We have a Breastfeeding Helpline in both English and Spanish! Call us with your questions at:


How we can help you

The National Women's Health Information Center has La Leche League International trained Breastfeeding Peer Counselors who can help you with common breastfeeding questions on issues ranging from nursing positions to pumping and storage, and provide you with support to make breastfeeding a success. The Helpline is open to nursing mothers as well as their partners, families, prospective parents, health professionals and institutions seeking to better educate new mothers about the benefits of breastfeeding.

* Please note that the Helpline is an information and referral service only and we cannot provide a medical diagnosis, or answer medical questions. All medical questions should be directed to a health care provider.

When you can contact the Breastfeeding Helpline

Call the Helpline Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., EST. If you call after hours, you will be given the option to leave a message, and a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor will return your call on the next business day.

Current as of October 2005

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