When it comes to breastfeeding, your well-meaning friends and family members always have an advice to give. The ‘wisdom’ they impart is not necessarily always the truth. Some of these are just myths that have been around for a long time.
To make life simpler for you, we’ve compiled a list of 9 common myths and the truths surrounding breastfeeding.
#1 You must drink milk to make milk
This one’s a common myth but holds no truth. Whether you drink milk or not has nothing to do with your breast milk supply. Drinking milk is important for you to have a nutritious balanced diet. Your body takes the essential nutrients from your body and adds it to your breast milk. This helps your baby receive all the necessary nutrition from your milk.
It is also important that you realize that if you’re undernourished, your body will still take all the nutrients important for your baby and include them in your breast milk. This will make you further undernourished. Read More