ABSTRACT Objective: To point out limits and possibilities involved in the teaching and learning process of undergraduate students from Health of a Federal Public Higher Education Institution on breastfeeding. Method: Instantaneous photography study carried out in undergraduate courses in the area of Health with professors and students involved in the teaching and learning process on breastfeeding. For data collection, the Focal Group technique was used with the students and the semi-structured interview with the professors. The speeches were submitted to the thematic content analysis of Bardin. Results: It was identified the thematic category: Limits and possibilities for the teaching and learning process on breastfeeding, from two sub-categories: Structural limitations of the courses; and Advances and obstacles in the relationship between theory and practice. Final considerations: Limits indicated as workload deficit and professor-centered teaching made progress in learning about breastfeeding difficult, and interdisciplinarity was a step forward in this process.