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Breast Feeding & Nutrition
The experience of breastfeeding is special for so many reasons – the joyful bonding with your baby, the cost savings, and the health benefits for both mother and baby. Read on for tips and suggestions to help you successfully breastfeed.
Breast Feeding Resources
Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy
Nutritional Tips for Pregnant Moms
OPM's new Guide for Establishing a Federal Nursing Mother's Program
Pregnancy/Post-Partum Physical Training Program (P3T)
Exercise during pregnancy and the post partum period can reduce the physical discomforts associated with pregnancy and can promote a faster return to pre-pregnancy fitness levels. The P3T program is designed for pregnant and post partum soldiers and is a proven resource for maintaining fitness during and after pregnancy.
P3T Program Information
Women have a lot of health considerations to think about during pregnancy and it’s easy to overlook dental health during this busy time. Brushing and flossing contributes to your overall health and if your mouth is healthy, it’s more likely that your baby’s mouth will be healthy. The following links provide helpful information on oral health to ensure that you maintain optimal health.
American Dental Association: Mouth Healthy (non-government)
Post Partum Care
Pregnancy changes your body in more ways than you might have guessed, and it doesn't stop when the baby is born. Taking good care of yourself and your baby is an essential part of postpartum care.
Parenting and Child Care
Recovering from Birth
Women, Infant and Children (WIC Program)
Tricare Pregnancy & Parenting Resources
Smoking and Pregnancy
Warning to Pregnant Women (TobaccoFreeKids.org)
Health Harms Caused Pregnant Women Smoking (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)