Breastfeeding is the right of every newborn child. It has many benefits for the newborn, the infant, as well as the mother. The results of breastfeeding can affect a society and its economy. Understanding the reflexes behind breastfeeding and the skills required by the mother is essential for every physician that looks after a child. Breastmilk has many stages which are responsive to the physiology and stage of the neonate. Breastfeeding is also beneficial to the mother which a physician can help explain. If the physician can encourage and stress to the mother how vital it is to breastfeed, then it can be followed by the mother in a proper manner.