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Top 12 Breastfeeding myths busted!

Ankita A Talwar
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Top 12 Breastfeeding myths busted

When it comes to breastfeeding the baby, a new mother gets crowded with a lot of solicited and unsolicited advice, leading to her getting confused about what is right for her baby. We round up some common myths and clear them up for the mother. Read here.


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kalai pearl

| Aug 16, 2017

informative and useful. thank u.

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Kalpana

| Aug 03, 2017

my milk supply is less for my baby... I consult gynecologist for this she gave medicine but them to its not work... she told to give lactogen powder if milk s nt sufficient for baby... can I give lactogen for my 2 month baby...

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Kalpana

| Aug 03, 2017

minimum how many minutes baby should suck...

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Lubna

| Aug 02, 2017

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Asha

| Aug 02, 2017

useful information thank you

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Sowjanya

| Aug 01, 2017

very useful information. Thank u

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Rajinder Kaur

| Aug 01, 2017

useful information....

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anitha devi

| Aug 01, 2017

my baby is one month old which friuts i can eat

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Sumathi M S

| Aug 01, 2017

very useful. I am suffering from joints pain and viral fever. I was using regular tablets for joints pain. is it OK to breast feed to my child. now iam feeding

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Amrin Afreen

| Aug 01, 2017

superb and very useful info

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Subisarath

| Aug 01, 2017

ļ

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Anuja Desai

| Aug 01, 2017

superb info

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apurva srivastava

| Jul 11, 2017

can i feed my baby when i am sleeping or lying in bed?

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Shikha Bajaj

| Mar 23, 2017

how long can I store breast milk for my baby. can I store it in a normal feeding bottle?

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kala ranjini

| Mar 23, 2017

My baby is having lactose intolerance problem from his birth. And he was suffered from diarrhoea daily. So doctor suggested me to stop breast feeding and start formula milk. From his 6th, I didn't feed my milk. I have stopped breastfeeding and started other food with formula milk. Is it good for my baby and me?

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Pooja Nardia

| Mar 23, 2017

my baby is 6 months old. yesterday I introduced him daliya n today m planning to give him sooji kheer. can I give or I shud wait fr 3 days to introduce a new solid?

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SindhuSabari Giri Vasan

| Mar 23, 2017

how many times we should feed in a day ??

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SindhuSabari Giri Vasan

| Mar 23, 2017

super info

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Lakshmi

| Mar 23, 2017

superb and good information

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Pallavi M Tanu

| Mar 23, 2017

thanks for sharing many doubts cleared

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Adeeba Bakshi

| Mar 23, 2017

using breast pump will dry up my milk is it true or just a myth.

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Supriya Satyapal

| Mar 23, 2017

amazing facts

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Seethalakshmi Mohan

| Jan 03, 2017

Thanks for sharing..

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shalinivarora

| Jan 02, 2017

very informative !!! i had many doubts regarding breastfeeding nw they all r clr. thank u. ☺

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Ilavarasi Thirugnanam

| Nov 25, 2016

Really awesome topic to know exactly about. .. Thanks a loads for sharing this info

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preeti

| Nov 24, 2016

Hi Jose, you can feed before leaving the office and also express and store breast milk and once you return feed breast milk to baby.

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preeti

| Nov 24, 2016

Hi Leela, let baby sleep do not wake up.

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Leela Bharani

| Nov 23, 2016

My son 2month 22 days old. He sleeping for 4hrs at night . cryin and taking milk if we wake him in the mid time.

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Leela Bharani

| Nov 23, 2016

Useful info . thank u

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Surbhi Arora

| Nov 23, 2016

very useful inform

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Raina Chandka

| Nov 23, 2016

can I have ice cream, my lo is 4months & completely on bf?

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Jose Freeda

| Nov 23, 2016

My baby is 6 months old. I go to work at 8 am and return at 7 pm. Can I not feed her in the evening? Will my milk be spoiled in my breast during the day ? I believe it is an old wives tale.

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Harsha Jain

| Jul 22, 2016

very useful info. thank u so much

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pooja sharma

| May 19, 2016

Thanks a lot for d useful information. ...keep on updating such blogs...

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neelam mathur

| Mar 31, 2016

hi.. I have a 3 month old boy. it was thru cesaerian. my body is not producing milk and so i have to give top feed from starting... i m very worried.

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neelam mathur

| Mar 31, 2016

hi.. I have a 3 month old boy. it was thru cesaerian. my body is not producing milk and so i have to give top feed from starting... i m very worried.

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shalini kumar

| Jan 19, 2016

Dear MOMS, to increase your milk first of all you need to take good diet. Eat makhane, lauki,turai and panjiri or aata ladoo. Trust me all these mentioned things will iincrease your milk. Also drink good amount of water to be hydrated so that kidney flushes out your waste properly and also drink milk to improve your breast milk. Take good amount of protein intake while breastfeeding. Thanks.

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aanchal thacker kewlani

| Jan 18, 2016

Bit aged n experienced people in the family keep on poking all these things on us and is difficult to handle them ..... being a new mom. they think we aren't aware of anything ....but now a days a educated mother can very well rake care of their babies through studies n counselling on different apps such as parentune baby berry n so on n i guess we nid no more Base less suggestions to take proper Care of our babies

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Madhavi M

| Nov 21, 2015

@deepthi: congratulations and welcome to the group. don't worry about the less milk. Keep feeding the baby then it will increase the milk supply. For new born babies, we need to feed for every 1:30 - 2 hours. Drink lots of water before and during and after feeding. Your milk supply will increase with in a short time if you feed your baby continuously.

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deepti chelani

| Nov 20, 2015

Hi; My son is new born of 10. days i want to breastfeed him but getting very little milk would like to know alternative to breast milk. Iam gettinf 3-4 tablespoon of feed through pump twice a day and powder milk nan1 of nestlw creastes constipation in kid. Request you to please suggest

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Blessy Joseph

| Nov 20, 2015

Im a mother of 2months old baby girl. I have got fissured nipples since her birth and im still not able to feed my baby. Have tried all sorts of medications possible but still the nipples are not healing at all. Now my baby shows discomfort to breastfeeding and she is comfortable with bottle feeding. She is completely depending on milk powder now. My milk production has also reduced. Is there any possiblity that i can do to relactate my baby?? I still wish to breastfeed her. And is there any chance that my nipples will get healed and is there any hope that i can feed my baby again??

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Megha Butala

| Nov 19, 2015

Enter your comment here... even though my breasts ate soft der is always milk coming on pressure, .....my son only has fore milk n not the hind milk as a result he is under weight.... kindly advc wat shud I do..... my doc asked to Starr wid top feed as he was crying a lot. .....crying has reduced after top feed started

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Megha Butala

| Nov 19, 2015

Enter your comment here... hello all, I feel my milk production is low, as my son doesn't drink for more than 5-10 mins from one side, n dey don't get engorged every time after he has, most of the times my breasts remains soft always.... I m also taking sataavri, n other tablets too... what should I do

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Madhavi M

| Nov 19, 2015

Breast feeding mother need to drink plenty of water before/ during/ after feeding. Generally, people will think that water is not a food but water is the only good food. Avoid cheese , spicy foods, sometimes milk is also good to avoid bcoz drinking milk will not produce the enough milk to the baby one of my baby pediatrician told about this. Only water is sufficient for producing the milk. Eat lots of fiber food after delivery bcoz generally women will get hemorrhoids after delivery that's common problem for every women so to avoid this pain we have to add the fiber food into our daily diet.

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srilakshmi adarsh

| Sep 19, 2015

Hi... Another myth in everyone mind is wearing bra while in course of breast feeding that reduce the milk production.. is it true?

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bhavana Ravindranath

| Sep 18, 2015

Hi.. I Am the mother for three months baby... but my milk production is low its not sufficient to baby. even I am taking lactate granules daily in milk... plz how to increase tell me..

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Priyanka Bhoir

| Sep 17, 2015

Hi Greetings!! Nicely written article, straight to the point. In our caste and family there are lot of myths related to food consumption during Breastfeeding. I have seen many of my cousins and relatives ( who were breastfeeding) were force to eat spicy less vegetarian food for months and months. They all use to feel helpless and sad about this. When I was in my breastfeeding phase, socialites and my family expected me to eat same kind to bland food. Being from medical background I never listen to anyone and consumed whatever I like. My Gynec from one of the most reputed hospital in Mumbai cleared explained my family members she can eat anything even spicy.. non veg, ice cream (in moderate amount) , except for junk food like pizza, burger and vada Pav. I ate everything except junk food, had shatavari Rex and I was successfully able to feed my child without can trouble to both of us. In fact I was so confident about breastfeeding that I produce a lot of milk so I had to express with help of pump ( which gave me addition self relaxation and break from breastfeeding). The most important #myth is mothers need advice and suggestion from elders and socialites for baby care. A mother knows best what her baby needs and doctors are always there to help. And in present era were we eat so many multivitamin tablets post pregnancy, diet play very small role in breastfeeding. Still diet has important part but, being happy and confident is more important. #fact - prolactin hormone released from pituitary gland, which is sole factor of production of milk in our body. This hormone has strong stimulus from your mental status, if you are sad it's level decreases and milk production is hampered. Explain this to your family member and tell them to keep you happy and support you instead of forcing you to do things you don't like. If you are happy and confident definitely you will produce good amount of milk until and unless you have any medical condition. Lastly breastfeeding hurts is #myth totally agreed. But there are conditions when it might hurt even you don't have a rash or dryness, when your breast are full and your baby is not hungry and he's not ready to feed. #tip - you can express your milk and store in freezer ( milk doesn't get spoil or lose nutrition by that, if you keep for few hours) you should always express milk when your breast are full and baby is not hungry, storing milk longer in breast can cause pain, cyst or infection in breast. Last #tip to avoid dryness and rash you can apply nip balm ( 100% organic are also available online ) and you can wipe them before feeding though it's safe if baby ingest them. Hope my experience will help others.

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Megha

| Sep 16, 2015

I also have confusion why family members don't give fruits and salads after delivery they tell that it will be cold and can create problem for my child as I am breastfeeding him. But dr. Suggested me to take lots of fibrous food including fruits and vegetables. I am taking the veggies but not in raw form. Now baby has become 1. 5 months, can anyone suggest a list of safe food that I can take for a good diet.

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priyanka bhagwani

| Sep 16, 2015

Hi Shalini.. u can take coconut water,oats,udat daal,phool makhane to increase yo milk production.. u can also try Galact granules powder! I tried dem all n it helped!

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priyanka bhagwani

| Sep 16, 2015

Hi Pooja.. i had d same problem.. i know how u must be feeling.. i think u can add loki in ur daliya and also other vegetables which ur MIL thinks r fine,it will help ..also ask ur doctor to give u laxative. They r safe nd very helpful.. i used to have 4 spoons of laxative which helped alot! Start eating papaya if she allows.. its fine to eat fruits.. i used to eat dem!

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priyanka bhagwani

| Sep 16, 2015

Well written... i always used to wonder whats wrong in feeding my baby just after washing my hair ..nvr followed it though..

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Pooja

| Sep 14, 2015

Plz help .im a mother of two babies.... one is 4 yrs nd other one is just arrived two weeks back. I breastfeed him only.. im living in very orthodox family. My mother in law keep on saying don't eay papaya.. apple or any other fruit. just eat dalia,halwa and khichdi. But im feeling very low and hungry all the day... she is not letting me eat any fibrous food thats why im facing hemmoroids problem. Plz help me wat to do now.

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Sonali Chauhan

| Sep 09, 2015

My daughter is 8 months old now. , i breast feed her and also top feed her twice a day. , one in the afternoon n other an hour before going off to sleep in night, is that ok.. ? And does milk supply increase after 8-9 months. Mine is decreasing. I drink milk 1z in a day n breskfast. , n 2 meals .

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Manushi Desai

| Sep 05, 2015

Sheetal, the Indian Association of Pediatrics recommends that all babies should be breast feed till atleast 2 urs of age(though even once a day or at night would suffice) . It nelps decrese incidencee of beast cancer in mother and also increasees IQ of the baby

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Shalini Rana

| Aug 31, 2015

Hi ankita, well written article... Thank you for the same. my baby was extremely preterm and spent 70 days in hospital so he had to be given my breast milk through tube and later bottle due to his weak lungs... he's 4 months now but my milk production has reduced drastically.... but now he can drink directly through breast and will not effect his lungs... do you think my milk production can increase again to required Level as I am forced to give him formula feed as well.

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Ankita A Talwar

| Aug 31, 2015

Sheetal Upadhyay, there is nothing wrong in feeding the child as much as you want. It is a myth that if you feed your child longer, it will affect your health. Yes, you might need to maintain a healthy diet for yourself to keep yourself healthy and your milk supply adequate too but you can feed longer. What you need to watch out is that the child should not be substituting food and other healthful nutrient with mother's feed. He should be eating a balanced diet as well as at this stage breastmilk will not suffice his nutrition requirement.

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Ruqia Rashid

| Aug 10, 2015

Thank u for the valuable info....

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Megha Sharma

| Aug 09, 2015

Thanks for valuable information about breastfeeding

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nitin

| Aug 09, 2015

Yes mahashweta!

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Premlata Sharma

| Aug 08, 2015

Informative

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Shrenik Bafna

| Aug 08, 2015

Very useful information..

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Mahasweta Mazumder

| Aug 08, 2015

Is it true that mothers milk is responsible for babys growth??

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Vandana Batra

| Aug 08, 2015

Informative blog.. Tysm ????????

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Gokilavani

| Aug 07, 2015

Am new mom and this information helps me to feed my baby better thank u

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Bhanu

| Aug 07, 2015

Informative bolg

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Jagruti Patel

| Aug 07, 2015

Really this blog very useful for me

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Esther

| Aug 07, 2015

Very useful information

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Sumaw Kumar

| Aug 07, 2015

I am no able to read or open the complete blog.. How do I do that

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Sheetal Upadhyay

| Aug 06, 2015

My son is of 20 month's. I breastfeed him twice daily. Many of my relatives suggest me to stop the breastfeeding now. Few thinks that it may b harmful for my health. Is it true? Pls guide.

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Deepika Batra

| Aug 06, 2015

Really very happy to read about the myths.. was facing many of them. Now m very satisfied and happy. Thanku

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Shinu Jimmy

| Aug 06, 2015

Nice information

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vssharda

| Aug 06, 2015

I agree with diya.... feed the baby as n when he she demands....

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Divya Puthiyaveetil

| Aug 06, 2015

Doctors advise demand feeding after first seven days. You dont need to wake up a baby to feed him unless he is not well . All my paeds have advised the same

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Shikha Batra

| Aug 05, 2015

Thanks Ankita for sharing the tips in addition to the eye opening facts! I am sure this blog will be really useful in doing away with the myths.

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Kanika Das

| Aug 05, 2015

Good to know

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Sakshi Singh

| Aug 04, 2015

Thanks fr infrmtive queries wd dre answers

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