4 Breastfeeding Myths — Busted!

Don’t believe these common myths for a second! Here’s the real deal.
ByNina Carbone
Updated
Mar 2017
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Myth #1: I got a boob job, so I can’t breastfeed.

Reality: Silicone implants aren’t harmful to baby. However, if the incision was through the areola, then you may have problems with milk supply.

Myth #2: Eat for two while nursing.

Reality: You only need about 200 to 500 extra calories a day. But you should be drinking extra water. Aim to drink nine glasses, instead of the usual eight, each day.

Myth #3: My milk is fine after I drink wine if I pump and dump.

Reality: Alcohol stays in your bloodstream even if you pump. Wait three hours to nurse after five ounces of wine or 12 ounces of beer.

Myth #4: Nursing will make my boobs sag.

Reality: Yes, your breasts will probably change, but the real truth is, pregnancy alone plays a bigger role in that than whether you breastfeed does.

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