Just because nursing is “natural” doesn’t mean it’s easy, so we’re here to answer your what-do-I-do questions. Whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle-feeding (it's all good!), here’s how to feed your baby like a boss.


Especially in the beginning, breastfeeding can be overwhelming. You’re getting conflicting advice from way too many experts, you’re Googling things you never thought you’d be desperate to know about, and you’re hyperfocused on nourishing your newborn. Meanwhile—cliché alert—every baby is different (and so are our boobs!).

Of course it’s important to #normalizebreastfeeding, but we also believe in being honest. Nursing isn’t always as effortless as the dreamy Instagram “brelfies” suggest. Sometimes, it’s damn hard, even if it’s going well. Much like the rest of parenting, it can be both beautiful and complicated, pretty cool and also kinda gross, not to mention completely emotionally exhausting. We get it.

We hope our troubleshooting guide in the May 2016 issue will help you through all those issues that can make nursing tricky. And however you’ve chosen to feed your baby (seriously, let’s make this a judgment-free zone), you’re definitely earning a major mom badge, so we’d love to see your breastfeeding and bottle-feeding pics on social media using the hashtag #HowIFeedMyBaby.

A breastfeeding do-over: a letter from our editor-in-chief 

Waiting for your milk to come in

7 tips every nursing mom has to read

The best breastfeeding advice I ever got…

18 beautiful photos of moms breastfeeding

14 beautiful photos of parents bottle-feeding

How to use a breast pump

How to breastfeed in public with complete confidence

Nursing wear that makes it easier to breastfeed on-the-go

What nobody ever told me about breastfeeding

How to combine breastfeeding and bottle-feeding

How to store, heat, and clean bottles (breastmilk and formula)

15 cool facts about breastfeeding

How to stop breastfeeding



Stay in touch

Subscribe to Today's Parent's daily newsletter for our best parenting news, tips, essays and recipes.