Chances are, some of the breastfeeding "advice" you'll get may not be accurate. Here are common myths about breastfeeding—busted! When it comes to breastfeeding, everyone from your mother's second cousin to your hairstylist will ply you with advice and opinions. Some of the "wisdom" imparted may be helpful, but chances are much of it won't be. To help you sort through it all, here are the truths behind some of the most common myths.
1,130 mothers set breast-feeding record
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Mothers from the Bay Area and far-flung locales in Washington, Texas and Wisconsin nursed their way past the Aussie mothers who had gathered Thursday in an Adelaide movie theater in a friendly event to promote breast- feeding. San Rafael mother Ann Reppun, 43, watched her squirming month-old boy inside the theater. She touted breast milk as the "best food in the whole world" for nutrition, an idea she also promotes as a nurse practitioner who works with low-income women in San Rafael's Canal District. Today, we can be part of history by being a mother.
Breast-feeding can be challenging. Consider breast-feeding tips for new moms, from asking for help right away to letting baby set the pace. You know the benefits of breast-feeding. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby.