Breastfeeding Policy Statement

The AAP policy, Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk is one of the most accessed AAP policies. This policy was recently updated in 2022. A 1-hour webinar was created in August 2022 to highlight the new breastfeeding policy.

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Breastfeeding Overview

The AAP continues to support the unequivocal evidence that breastfeeding protects against a variety of diseases and conditions. Read about the benefits of breastfeeding, the few true contraindications and the role of the pediatrician.

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AAP Recommendations

The AAP provides recommendations and guidelines to support pediatricians and other health care professionals working with breastfeeding families.


Professional Tools and Resources

Podcasts and Voices Blogs

Learn what others are saying. Listen to our podcasts and read our blog posts.

Breastfeeding - Episode 23

Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP discuss with Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, FAAP, strategies for increasing rates of breastfeeding.

Pediatrics on Call

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October 6, 2020

Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding - Epsiode 57

In this episode Shaquita Bell, MD, FAAP, lead author of the AAP policy statement, Caring for American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Adolescents, offers strategies for connecting with indigenous families. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to S. Kam Lam, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, about the roots of racial disparities in breastfeeding.

Pediatrics on Call-

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April 20, 2021

Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers

Many women struggle with breastfeeding, especially after returning to work. We can do more to help them.

Voices Blog

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August 9, 2022

Breastfeeding Success

In an AAP Voices post, Julie Ware, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP discusses breastfeeding.

Voices Blog

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August 2, 2019