Busting Some Common Myths and Facts About Breastfeeding

Women's HealthBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamAug 07, 2020

Every year the first week of August is celebrated as World Breastfeeding Week. The aim to dedicate one whole week to breastfeeding is to create awareness amongst people about breastfeeding. There are a lot of women who do not know some important facts about breastfeeding. Even though international health organizations are working hard to promote the significance of breastfeeding, it is still considered a taboo in many parts of the world. In this video, Dr. Anita Sharma, Lactation Consultant with Fortis La Femme Hospital in Greater Kailash, New Delhi is busting some common myths about breastfeeding. According to Dr. Sharma, every day is breastfeeding day and every week is breastfeeding week. In this video, she is talking about the facts behind myths. some of the common myths that she has mentioned in this video are:

  • A cranky baby means insufficient milk production.
  • Feed the baby honey before colostrum.
  • Babies need water in addition to breast milk.
  • Nursing mothers should not eat spicy food.
  • Babies need to be fed every two hours.

These are just some of the myths that most women believe. Watch this video to get more information.

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