Learn about the resources in your community before your baby arrives. Ask your provider if they are supportive of women breastfeeding. Ask them about local community members and providers that can encourage you and help you if you face any difficulties.
- The Indian Health Service has a website dedicated to breastfeeding. It has wonderful information to support you in making good decisions for you and your baby.
- The Indian Health Service has a team dedicated to encouraging best practices. They are available for information and consultations. Contact
IHS Best Practice Breastfeeding Site Contacts:
- There's a National Helpline through the Department of Health and Human Services that has trained breastfeeding peer counselors available Monday through Friday. The National Breastfeeding Hotline from the Office on Women’s Health has counselors who speak English and Spanish.
The National Breastfeeding Hotline is 1-800-994-9662