Nutrition During Lactation


USDA. FNS. WIC Works Resource System.

Find education and training resources specifically intended for promotion and support of breastfeeding by WIC program staff.

Diet and Weight Loss While Breastfeeding

Australian Breastfeeding Association.

Provides information about diet and weight loss while breastfeeding, including links to additional resources.

Maternal Nutrition

La Leche League International.

Provides resources for understanding maternal dietary recommendations while breastfeeding.

MyPlate: Nutritional Needs while Breastfeeding

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Provides resources for educating women about their nutritional needs while breastfeeding. Includes Daily Food Plans for Moms, personalized based on breastfeeding status.

Postpartum Counseling: Diet, Nutrition, and Exercise

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.

Find a guide for counseling women in the postpartum period. Also available in PDF (445 KB).

Vegetarian Diets During Lactation (PDF | 373 KB)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Vegetarian Nutrition Practice Group.

Provides information on a well-balanced vegetarian diet that supports the nutritional needs of mother and baby during lactation.