Sunday, July 11, 2010

False Notions About Breastfeeding

“I don’t want saggy breasts!”

The truth is, breastfeeding actually helps you regain your figure more quickly. Women who develop sagging breasts after childbirth blame it on breastfeeding
when the true culprits are ageing and gravity.

“Breastfeeding is too troublesome.”

Nothing could be further from the truth! Breastfeeding actually frees you from having to lug equipment around and worry about milk supply, storage or preparation. Plus, breastfeeding can be done anytime, anywhere and costs nothing!

“Why even start when I’ll be going back to work soon?”

It is all about balancing act. Expressing milk, storing milk, preparing the milk for babies, there are ways to make it work. 

“Breastfeeding’s a piece of cake. What more is there to learn?”

Yes, breastfeeding is natural and easy, but it is also a learned skill. By learning all you can, you will be fully prepared and will not be easily discouraged if problems arise.

“Breastfeeding? No way. Doesn’t it hurt?”

The truth is, you may experience some tenderness at first. However, this disappears after a few days. If you do feel pain, it is probably because your baby has not latched onto your nipple and areola correctly

“But flat-chested women can’t produce enough milk for breastfeeding!”

Flat-chested women can and do produce enough milk. Breast size is mostly due to fat tissue while milk production depends on the size of the mammary glands inside the breast. Mammary glands are the same regardless of breast size.

Resource: Smart Nutrien Secretariat

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