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- MYTH: BREASTFEEDING MAKES YOUR BREASTS SAG: Whether you breastfeed or not, it is actually pregnancy that stretches the ligaments of your breast tissue. Other factors that play a role are age, genetics, and the number of pregnancies you’ve had.
MYTH: YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO MAKE ENOUGH MILK: If you eat healthy, drink water, and nurse often, your milk supply should be plentiful. Moms almost always make enough milk to feed their babies. In fact, a newborn’s stomach is only the size of a hazelnut
MYTH: FORMULA HAS MORE VITAMINS THAN BREASTMILK: Formulas cannot match the nutrients and vitamins contained in your breastmilk and it has antibodies, which can only be passed from your body to your baby.
MYTH: IF YOUR BREASTS ARE TOO SMALL, YOU CAN’T BREASTFEED: The size and shape of breasts do not affect your ability to breastfeed and have nothing to do with how much milk you actually make.
- Womenshealth.gov. Your Guide to Breastfeeding [Internet]. Womenshealth.gov [updated 2017 Dec 18; cited 2018 June 9]. Available from: https://www.womenshealth.gov/files/documents/your-guide-to-breastfeeding.pdf