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About Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding Facts and Myths

  By posted Jun 26th 2012
Healthy Living

Breastfeeding Myth: You need to watch what you eat, and drink a lot of water.


Breastfeeding Fact: You need a balanced diet, which means don’t gulp down gallons of milk, or avoid any food groups. Each woman's physical requirements for nutrients is different. Do not believe breastfeeding myths that say that women who are breastfeeding should continue eating for two. Eat as per your healthcare provider's recommended guidelines. As for liquids, listen to what your body says, if you're thirsty, drink water but don’t over do it.

Breastfeeding Myth: You need to immediately stop breastfeeding if you feel sick.

Breastfeeding Fact: Before the symptoms have shown, you may have already transferred the infection to the baby. There are chances you contracted the illness from your baby, hence continue breastfeeding your child as this is the best coverage for them. Even when your baby is sick or has diarrhea do not stop breastfeeding, it is the best defense for your baby’s health. However, as each case might be unique we strongly advise you to consult professional help the minute you or your child fall ill.

 

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