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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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. ​​