Facts Vs Myths About Breastfeeding
- Myth: Breastfeeding is painful.
Fact: Nipple sensitivity is normal, but nipple pain is not normal. You must visit a lactation professional if so is the condition for you.
- Myth: Breastfeeding is not for working moms.
Fact: With proper planning, working moms too can manage breastfeeding. There are lifelong benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies.
- Myth: Don’t wake a sleeping baby to breastfeed.
Fact: All moms need to be creating a regular breastfeeding routine. The formation of a routine might need you to wake up your sleeping baby so that necessary energy can be provided through breastfeeding.
- Myth: Breastfeeding makes your breasts saggy.
Fact: This is not true. Yes, moms do get saggy breasts, but the causes are weight fluctuation and hormonal changes.
- Myth: Formulas help babies sleep better.
Fact: Formula digestion takes longer time than breast milk, which causes them to sleep longer.
- Myth: You can stop breastfeeding when your baby grows teeth.
Fact: Teeth might sound scary to breastfeeding moms. More often, the babies tend to bite the nipple trying to signal that breastfeeding is done.
- Myth: You should avoid breastfeeding if you are sick.
Facts: If you are sick, your body makes antibodies or germ fighters. The germs do not pass through your breastmilk but the antibodies do. So, breastfeeding while you are sick only protects your baby from getting sick.