Busting Breastfeeding Myths
Myths about breastfeeding are common as everyone woman's nursing journey is different. To help understand the most common misconceptions, we asked Floyd certified lactation consultants to share their science-based answers.
If you have more breastfeeding questions, call the Floyd Breastfeeding Clinic at 706.252.3312 to speak to a lactation consultant.
Every Experience Is Unique
Breastfeeding is not a genetic condition. Your experience can be different from your mother or your sister.
Caffeine is OK in Moderation
You can enjoy a cup or two of coffee a day. Less than 2 percent of the caffeine is actually transmitted into the breastmilk, making it safe for your baby.
Do Not Stop If You Are Sick
Breastfeeding while you are sick passes beneficial antibodies on to your baby. Also, most medicines pose little or no risk.
It Should Not Hurt
You might experience slight discomfort the first couple of days, but persistent pain is not normal.