Breastfeeding offers many important benefits for both you and your baby. Breast milk delivers all of the nutrients a newborn needs as well as important antibodies that help protect babies from illness. Breastfeeding can also reduce stress and the risks of postpartum depression in mothers. Breastfeeding can help reduce childcare costs, is friendly to the environment and helps build a special bond between mother and child. While natural, breastfeeding may not be instinctive to mothers, who can benefit from education, instruction and information. Browse the topics below and click on any link to learn more about breastfeeding from www.womenshealth.gov.