Breastfeeding 101 for New Moms

 Are you a new mom who is breastfeeding? This breastfeeding 101 for new moms guide will give you all the resources you need to navigate through your breastfeeding journey!

If you had told me five years ago that I would be so passionate about breastfeeding, I would have thought you were crazy.

To be honest, I didn’t even think about the possibility of breastfeeding until I was about 30 weeks pregnant, and my sister asked me if I was planning to.

I just shrugged and said, “Sure?” Then when Jack was born, they handed him to me, asked if I wanted to try and nurse, and I just went with it.

Well, a lot has changed since that naive mom gave birth to her first child, and it’s safe to say breastfeeding is definitely one of my favorite things to learn and talk about.

I believe that the key to successful breastfeeding boils down to a few things:

  • Having a support system
  • Knowledge

While I discuss a variety of topics here at Clarks Condensed, breastfeeding has quickly become my favorite. So I thought I might as well put together this breastfeeding 101 guide to help other mothers meet their breastfeeding goals – whatever those may be!

Every mom has a different journey, and I hope that this resource page will help you feel encouraged and empowered to feed your baby the way you want to.


Online Breastfeeding Classes or Consults:

Lactation Link – online course and consults. Use the code CLARKS for 15% off any course.

Recommended Apps:

LactMed App on Apple, Android, or Desktop (check this website for compatibility of breastfeeding and medications)
The Wonder Weeks App (seriously saves my sanity)

Recommended Breastfeeding Videos:

Getting Started with Breastfeeding:

Pumping and Bottle Feeding:

Breastfed Babies and Sleep:

Breastfeeding FAQ 

Supplementing and Breastfeeding:

Trusted Breastfeeding Resources:

Interested in having your links added to this page? Please email me at for consideration. We only accept research and fact-based information. 

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