Results of a study to evaluate factors that influence breastfeeding success, including teaching und nursing support, are reported. A slide-tape Presentation was made to one group (experimental), the presentation plus nursing support was given to a second group (experimental), and a third group (control) received only routine hospital cure All subjects were then interviewed at 6 weeks postpartum Of the control and first experimental groups, 50% were successful Success increased to 80% in the second experimental group The nursing support approach used with the second experimental group is described in detail in the latter half of the article.