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4 Breastfeeding Myths — Busted!

Don’t believe these common myths for a second! Here’s the real deal.
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March 2, 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.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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