6 Common Myths About Breastfeeding

You have probably come across old wives’ tales and myths about breastfeeding. We rounded up 6 popular beliefs and did the digging to find out if they’re true. We’ve got the facts.

Myth #1

You shouldn’t breastfeed if you’re sick.


When you’re sick, your body produces antibodies, which can be passed on to the baby via breastfeeding.

Myth #2

You can’t drink coffee or tea when you’re breastfeeding.


As moderation is key, you may limit yourself to two or three cups a day.

Myth #3

You shouldn’t breastfeed after your child starts solids.


Your breast milk changes as your baby gets older and provides the perfect nutrition at every age.

Myth #4

You can only eat bland food while breastfeeding.


Studies suggest that babies exposed to various flavours while nursing may develop
a preference for those flavours during weaning.

Myth #5

Small breasts don’t produce as much milk as large ones.


Breast size has nothing to do with the amount of milk they produce.

Myth #6

Breastfeeding makes your breasts saggy.


Research shows that hormonal and weight fluctuations during pregnancy are the main cause of breast changes. Age, effects of gravity and weight gain also play a role.

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