The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene encourages mothers to breastfeed babies. Breast milk is filled with vitamins and nutrients that babies need. It also saves time and money. 

You can order free information on breastfeeding, including:

  • NYC Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding
  • You Have the Right to Breastfeed palm card
  • Maternal Coaching card
  • You've Decided to Breastfeed - Stick with It magnet


Learn more about breastfeeding.

Download the “NYC Mother’s Guide to Breast Feeding” brochure.

Download the "You Have the Right to Breastfeed" palm card.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

Requests for the Women's Healthline are referred to the National Breastfeeding Helpline.


Visit the U.S. Office of Women's Health website.

By Phone

  • Agency: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Division: National Women's Health Information Center
  • Phone Number: (800) 994-9662
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM

    Mobile Milk

    Mobile Milk is a text messaging campaign to encourage and support breastfeeding.

    To sign up, text "MILK" to 877877.

    There are two types of messages that you can receive: prenatal and postpartum. Prenatal messages will end after you give birth. Postpartum messages will start after you give birth and ends when your baby is 4 months old. 

    Virtual Baby Cafés

    Baby Cafes offer free resources and support for pregnant and breastfeeding parents. 

    NYC Breastfeeding Warmline

    Public Health Solutions is providing breastfeeding assistance through The NYC Breastfeeding Warmline.

    The NYC Breastfeeding Warmline will connect you quickly to a Certified Lactation Counselor who can provide you with phone or video support in feeding your baby.

    Breastfeeding support is available in:

    • English
    • Spanish
    • Haitian Creole

    Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

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