I made a baby breastfeeding! (Dispelling Breastfeeding Myths)

by - 01:00:00


MYTH 1
YOU CAN NOT GET PREGNANT WHILE BREASTFEEDING!
Well I am! I've been feeding Kairi for 14 months and am pregnant now, I'm still feeding her, so off this myth goes out of the window!

MYTH 2
YOUR BOOBS ARE TOO SMALL TO BREASTFEED!
No, they're really not! All our boobs are perfect for breastfeeding, they make the perfect amount of milk, by us latching our babies on more and more, if small boobs have babies latched every 30 mins for the first months and big boobs had babies latched twice a day for the first month after a month, small boobs would be doing tones better than big boobs!

What other Myths do you know?
Love
Mummy and Kairi x


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22 comments

  1. That giving a bottle of expressed milk prior to 4 wks old means your child will definitely stop bf altogether- they can't possibly go back after trying a bottle teat.
    Whilst this may occasionally be true; it isn't for the majority.

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  2. Not being able to get pregnant while bf is the one I've heard a lot... our first born was 20 weeks and very much on breast milk when I started expecting his little brother :D

    (Pia S)

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  3. Unfortunately my boobs ARE too small to exclusively bf, so not everyone is perfect. I have IGT or insufficient glandular tissue - some mums with IGT have big boobs, it's to do with fat vs milk making tissue. BUT I still bf, so it's true that even with IGT you can bf, even with the help of formula/ donor human milk :)

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  4. not being able to get pregnant while breast feeding is one I've heard

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  5. I had someone try tell me if I wanted to make milk I have to drink milk. I don't like milk and still nursing my 13m old...

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  6. That your period would stay away for a long time......guess its similar to the pregnancy one.

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  7. That formula is sometimes necessary. If a baby cannot feed direct from the mother's breast, they can have her expressed milk, be wet nursed by another woman, or drink donated expressed milk. Even in cases where babies have conditions such as primary lactose intolerance or phenylketonuria, breastmilk could be processed to be suitable for them (instead of using a special cow's milk based formula in those cases). But that doesn't make anyone money...

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  8. That breastfeeding helps you lose weight!! In my experience the eating extra calories to have the energy for feeding cancels out any weight loss!! Lol

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  9. That redheads can't breastfeed - ridiculous! I'm still going at 25 months.

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  10. the pregnancy one is mentioned so much!

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  11. I was told I would loose weight.

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  12. That you could not get pregnant whilst breastfeeding ... by my GP who would not prescribe me the contraceptive pill!! Poor practice

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  13. I have always been given very good advice when breastfeeding.

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  14. Lynsey Buchanan28 June 2014 at 15:06

    No i was well informed with good information

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  15. That you couldn't satisfy a large baby with breast milk alone, my 10lb son was perfectly satisfied with my milk alone for 24 weeks!

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  16. that you cant go back to breast after bottle. I bottle fed expressed milk from day 5 to week 4 & then successfully transferred back

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