Breastfeeding is recognized as a public health issue, and parents and medical providers are aware of the importance of breastfeeding to the health of babies and mothers. In the U.S., over 80% of women initiate breastfeeding, but less than 25% of babies are exclusively breastfeeding at 6 months of age. Breastfeeding grief can occur when the realities of breastfeeding don’t match the parent’s expectations. Health care providers often deliver the message that breastfeeding isn’t going well, yet they are not aware of how profoundly this message impacts mothers. Postpartum mothers are vulnerable to physical, emotional, and behavioral health issues, and breastfeeding complications or disruptions increase the risk of perinatal mood disorders. This talk explores the application of hospice principles and a multidisciplinary approach including trained lactation supporters in order to adequately address the complexities of breastfeeding grief and to ensure the health and well-being of mother and baby.