Our Commitment to Breastfeeding Education
Abbott agrees with the World Health Organization that breastfeeding provides the best nutrition for babies, and we support its goal to increase breastfeeding. We also recognize that for infants who aren’t breastfed—for medical reasons or otherwise—infant formula is the only appropriate, safe alternative to meet babies’ nutritional needs.
Abbott is also committed to the responsible marketing of infant formula and breast milk substitutes. Learn more here .
Below are resources for healthcare professionals to provide parents for education and information on breastfeeding.
Gives new mothers an overview of breastfeeding to help them and their newborns get off to a good start.
The First Days
Explains common situations new mothers face as they begin to learn the rewarding skill of breastfeeding.
The First Weeks
Addresses issues such as nursing frequency and baby's physiological response to mother's milk.
Explores techniques to enable mothers to nurse while avoiding sore nipples.
Describes a variety of positions mothers can use to hold their babies for comfortable and successful breastfeeding.
The Complete Set
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Breastfeeding Your Baby with Special Needs
Details the importance of breastfeeding for babies born with Down syndrome, cleft lip or palate, cardiac problems, and other special needs.
Breastfeeding with Larger Breasts and Extra Weight
Advises women with larger breasts and overweight women about issues they may experience when breastfeeding their babies.
Breastfeeding with Postpartum Depression
Reviews the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment for mothers with postpartum depression.
Breastfeeding and Surgery
Helps prepare nursing mothers who know they will require surgery, hospitalization, or medications while breastfeeding.
Providing Breast Milk for Your Premature Baby
Describes the importance of breastfeeding for even the smallest premature infants and how to accommodate gavage feeding and breast pumping.
All Special Situations PDFs
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Support for Moms
Overcoming Common Breastfeeding Concerns
Gives advice about what nursing mothers can do to overcome situations such as sore nipples, engorgement, blocked ducts, and mastitis.
Support for the Breastfeeding Mom
Reveals practical tips moms can use to accept help from the rest of the family while she nurses the baby.
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As Needs Change
How to Introduce a Bottle
Explores planning needed to make the transition from breastfeeding alone to bottle feeding, including supplementing and using a bottle to feed pumped breast milk.
Pumping and Storing Breast Milk
Prepares mothers who plan to return to work or be away from their infants for the steps they can take to continue to provide breast milk for their babies.
Safe Formula Preparation and Use
Covers essential topics such as mixing, heating and storing formula, and temperature guidelines.
All As Needs Change PDFs
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