True or False: Demystifying breastfeeding myths

True or False: Demystifying breastfeeding myths
  • PublishedApril 16, 2020

Any time you spend breastfeeding your baby is worth it. Even if it is for the shortest time. But, how much do you really know about it?


Supplementing with milk formula can decrease your milk supply

This is because, your milk supply is purely based on a supply demand relationship. Once the demand reduces, then, automatically, the production and supply decreases too. By suckling, your baby stimulates your breasts to provide the right amount he or she needs. Supplementing with formula therefore means that your baby will take less breast milk.


You cannot take medication while you are breastfeeding

There are certain medications, supplements and natural substances that can be taken while you are breastfeeding. Most companies protect against litigation by providing information on the dosage of their medication. Go through this with a specialist in order to know the right amount of dosage for you. Always avoid using any medication if not necessary.


A small amount of alcohol  is okay when you are breastfeeding

Although alcohol consumption is discouraged, you might be overpowered by the need to belong. This can either be during a party with your mates or just relieving yourself some stress. The important thing to note is, while taking it, make sure you have a proper meal too. This is due to the fact that having a meal with alcohol increases the speed of absorption. Automatically, this will increase you milk production.


Low pump milk means low milk supply

How much milk a mother is able to pump cannot be a measure of how much milk she has. It is simply a measure of how responsive she is to the pump. Women respond differently to pumps. This leaves the best pump to be your baby.

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