Breastfeeding Introduction

Having a baby and becoming a parent may be one of the most exciting and challenging things you will ever do.

Expect that it may take time to adjust to your new role, learn new skills and decide what is best for you, your baby and your family.

The support from dads, partners, family and close friends is important for your breastfeeding success. Try to encourage them to be involved.

Key stages of breastfeeding

The key stages of breastfeeding information in this resource include:

  • Before you are pregnant
  • When you are pregnant
  • At the birth
  • After the birth
  • Keeping it going
  • Weaning

Links can be found on each page containing reliable resources and information

The ACT Breastfeeding Strategic Framework 2010–2015 aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding in the ACT.

It seeks to create an environment that supports the mother to breastfeed, and respects and supports a mother if she is not breastfeeding.

Every family is unique and each baby brings a new experience.

Other versions

The Breastfeeding in the ACTe- resource is available as a pdf:

Download:  Breastfeeding in the ACT e-resource