Basic Training

Breastfeeding successfully while serving in the military starts with the basics.  This section covers what you need to know to get breastfeeding off to a good start, such as a good birth, breastfeeding basics, co-sleeping, how to choose a breastfeeding helper and some common concerns. Consider this your “Basic Training” for breastfeeding!


Basics of Breastfeeding

The importance of education, support and some basic getting started tips to help you and your baby get off to great beginning with breastfeeding.


Childcare Issues

Concerned about how to make sure your childcare provider bottle-feeds your baby in a way that preserves breastfeeding?  Look here for more information!


Choosing a Breastfeeding Helper

Having the proper breastfeeding helper when things get rough can mean the difference between success and failure.  There is an alphabet soup of breastfeeding helpers out there and navigating who is who can be tough. This section gives you the low-down on how to choose the proper breastfeeding helper.


Common Concerns 

This section covers some of the common breastfeeding concerns that mothers have including: engorgement, mastitis, plugged ducts, sore nipples and thrush. Also a brief overview of medication use while breastfeeding is covered.


Co-Sleeping Safely

Need to get some sleep but want to keep your milk supply up?  Think your baby is the only one that isn’t sleeping through the night yet, and why it is GOOD that he isn’t.  Heard repeated warnings about how unsafe co-sleeping is?  Here are some tips and resources to manage nighttime breastfeeding and co-sleeping safely.


Importance of a Good Birth

Successful breastfeeding begins with a good birth.  Here are some tips and resources for having the birth you want and one that will get breastfeeding off to a great start.



The information on these pages are adapted from my book, “Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: A Survival Guide to Successful Breastfeeding While Serving in the Military”.

For more information on each topic, please consider buying the book.

Disclaimer: All of the articles on this website were written for educational purposes and are not meant to diagnose or treat any disorders.
Please see a qualified health care professional if you are concerned about your or your baby’s health.


Our Vision

To create a community where military mothers can share experiences, find information, and offer support in order to successfully breastfeed their babies while serving in the military.

Our Mission

BFinCB is committed to advocating, educating, and supporting all breastfeeding personnel serving in the military.

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Graham, WA 98338




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