Your breastfeeding rights and resources

Do you know how you will feed your new baby? For most mothers and infants, breastfeeding is the safest and healthiest choice. Choosing whether to breastfeed is one of the most important decisions you can make as an expectant parent.

Breastfeeding Mothers' Bill of Rights

New York State issued a Breastfeeding Mothers' Bill of Rights to promote breastfeeding and support new mothers. This document will explain your rights as a breastfeeding mother. If you have any questions about breastfeeding and/or what your rights are, just ask!

Breastfeeding Resources Guide

Breastfeeding is a natural process, but it's normal to have questions. We want to make sure you have the support and answers you need. The following guide has been put together by the Breastfeeding Initiatives of Staten Island University Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center. Get contact referrals for lactation consultants and other local resources in our Staten Island Breastfeeding Resources Guide.

Ask about our breastfeeding classes and other medical services for after your baby is born. Please let us know if you experience the "baby blues" or postpartum depression, which can affect mothers as long as a year after childbirth.

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