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Top 7 Breastfeeding Myths 

Fact vs. Fiction

Breast-feeding is an important part of a baby’s early life. The first milk produced by a breast-feeding mother is called colostrum. It is a thick, yellowish fluid that is produced in the first few days after giving birth . It is often referred to as “liquid gold” due to its high concentration of antibodies.

Breast-feeding and Baby Health

Here are some ways that breast-feeding can benefit a baby’s health.

Breast-fed babies have a lower risk of ear infections, respiratory infections, diarrhoea, and other illnesses.

Boosts immunity

BENEFITS OF Breast-feeding 

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Breast milk contains probiotics and other substances that promote the development of good gut bacteria and prevent digestive issues.

Improves gut health

BENEFITS OF Breast-feeding 

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Breast-fed babies have a lower risk of developing allergies and asthma.

Reduces the risk of allergies

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BENEFITS OF Breast-feeding 

Breastfeeding has been shown to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Reduces the risk of SIDS

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BENEFITS OF Breast-feeding 

Breastfeeding is a natural and healthy way to feed a baby, but unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions about breastfeeding.

Here are some of the most common myths and misconceptions about Breast-feeding.

Breastfeeding shouldn't be painful, yet some mother may feel discomfort or pain. It can be treated with the assistance of healthcare professional.

Fact:

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Breast-feeding is painful

Myth 1

Breast-feeding does not cause breasts to sag. The changes are due to hormonal changes and ageing, but not because of breast-feeding.

Fact:

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Myth 2

Breast-feeding makes your breasts sag

Breast milk is the most nutritious food for a baby. A formula feeding cannot match with the unique composition of breast milk.

Fact:

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Breast-feeding is not as nutritious as formula feeding

Myth 3

Breast-feeding can be done anywhere, by figuring out alternate ways to balance work and breastfeeding. 

Fact:

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Breastfeeding is only for stay-at-home moms

Myth 4

Breast-feeding can be done anywhere, by figuring out alternate ways to balance work and breastfeeding. 

Fact:

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Breast-feeding ruins your sex life

Myth 5

In the early weeks, breast-feeding can be challenging for both mother and baby to learn how to breast-feed.

Fact:

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Breastfeeding is easy

Myth 6

Breastfeeding is a natural and healthy way to feed a baby, and it can be done for as long as both the mother and baby desire.

Fact:

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Breastfeeding is only for a certain period of time

Myth 7