Myths about Breastfeeding:

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    Breastfeeding Hurts? TRUE & FALSE

    In the beginning breastfeeding my LO HURT so bad. I felt like I could barely get through a feeding without wanting to cry. My breast would feel extremely full as well as HOT and a cold shower was the only way I could get relief. After about 2 weeks I noticed that the pain just went away. Absolutely out of the blue. I understand that all women are different and take pain differently, so many feel fine breastfeeding in the beginning. That wasn’t the case for me. So did Breastfeeding hurt in the beginning of my journey? YES! Does it hurt now? Not at all!

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    Moms who work can not breastfeed? FALSE

    I am still breastfeeding/ pumping and my daughter is over 12 months. It’s all up to the mom. Of course working full-time and breastfeeding is hard, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not doable.

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    Extended Breastfeeding does not benefit for your child? FALSE

    My daughter is 14 months old. She has never has an ear or eye infection, a cold or even a runny nose. Breastmilk is like a multi-vitamin for toddlers. It’s keeping my baby nice and strong. HAHAHA Breastmilk has nutrients like protein, calcium, fat, vitamin A, and so much more… even after the age of 12 months.

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    Breastfeeding moms sleep more? FALSE

    Haha Umm NO! My daughter didn’t get the memo if so LOL. She’s been waking up every 2-3 hours at night since birth.

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    Moms with breast implants do not produce milk? FALSE

    This is totally false. I have 2 friends that have breast implants and breastfeeding was never a problem. One mom produced more milk than me.

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    Breastmilk sprays out of many holes? TRUE

    So TRUE. The exact number of pores varies from mom to mom, but it is between 10 -20.

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    The Bottle or pacifier will create nipple confusion? FALSE

    It depends on the baby. It’s not necessarily a confusion, but a preference I think. They start to like one more than the other. My LO never had this problem. She took the pacifier and my breast fine. Even started to take the bottle when I returned to work without a problem.

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    Breastfeeding can calm both mom and baby? TRUE

    Yes, indeed! Nursing moms release a hormone called oxytocin. It has a calming effect which results in both mom and baby feeling relaxed.

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    Women with small breast will not produce milk? FALSE

    Absolute FALSE! Big or small boobies, you can produce milk. Your milk supply is not dependant on your bust size.

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    You will not get your period while breastfeeding? FALSE

    Big FAT False! Aunt flow paid me a visit at 6 weeks postpartum and she’s been coming every month faithfully.

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    Breastmilk varies in color? TRUE

    Very True!! Depending on what I eat, my milk can look a light green and even pinkish. Depending on your babies needs, your milk can be fatter which may even look yellow. My baby is on the heavier side so I never had super fatter yellowish looking milk. It is always clear almost like watery milk. lol

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3 Comments on “Breastfeeding: Myths”

  1. Thea

    My mom told me that I wouldn’t be able to breastfeed my son because my breast was so small. Well, not true. I have been Breast Feeding successfully for 3 months now. My boobs are a small B cup now.

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