Women's Health Portal

 Breastfeeding Resources

Last Updated: December 12, 2023
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What are my nutritional needs while I am breastfeeding?

You will have increased needs for vitamins and minerals while breastfeeding your baby. Check out quick tips on healthy eating while breastfeeding.

Where can I find information about breastfeeding while working?

  • The U.S. Department of Health & ​Human ​Service's ​Office on Women'​s HealthExternal Link covers topics from making the decision t​o breastfeed, learning how, overcoming challenges, pumping and storing breastmilk, breastfeeding at home, work and in public, and finding additional resources. 

  • ​​​​Global Military Lactatio​​n CommunityExternal Link (formerly Mom2Mom Global) is the place to go for a worldwide network of breastfeeding peer support and advocacy for military families. Example information sheets include: Pumping in the Field, Breastfeeding and HAZMAT, Traveling with​ Breastmilk, Shipping Breastmilk, and Pumping Strategies. 

Should I be concerned about required military activities such as physical fitness training, excessive heat or cold in field training?

Aside from these resources, ​discuss other specific concerns with your healthcare provider and military chain of command. 

What information is there to support employees who are breastfeeding and remove obstacles to lactation support in the workplace? 


For services available through the Military Health System, visit their Women's HealthExternal Link​ webpage.