This page is dedicated to fun breastfeeding facts and interesting facts about breastfeeding that you might not know.
Interesting breastfeeding facts and things you might not have known
BF Fact#1 Your breast size has nothing to do with the amount of milk that you produce… Read more about small breasts whilst breastfeeding. Some mothers have a larger storage capacity, but all mothers produce about the same amount of milk at one time.
BF Fact#2 Formula contains sucrose (sugar), which is harmful to a baby’s teeth. Breast milk contains lactose, which is a simple sugar and
cannot harm a baby. In fact, breast milk has been said to improve gum and tooth health. Read more about breastfeeding and tooth decay here.
BF Fact#3 A baby can crawl and latch onto your breasts without any help after birth…
watch the video here.
BF Fact#4 A breastfed baby's stools do not smell as pungent as a formula fed baby's poop.
BF Fact#1 Your breasts might only fill with milk after day 5! Especially if you are having a c-section.
BF Fact#2 A good latch is when most of your nipple and areola is
inside baby’s mouth. If your nipples are very sore after the first week of nursing, it is usually a sign
that your baby is not
latched on correctly.
BF Fact#4 A breast pump cannot replace a baby’s suckling. You can also never “see how much
you are producing" by pumping your breast milk. Only your baby can remove
BF Fact#5 Your breasts might feel empty after a few weeks and
this is not because your supply is getting less, but this is a sign that your
body is getting accustomed to the amount of breastmilk needed.
BF Fact#6 Your baby might experience a few growth spurts, which could cause some fluctuation in nursing patterns.
Read more about this here.
BF Fact#7 Your body will produce a clear liquid called colostrum
in the first few days, this little amount that is produced is enough to
satisfy your baby. A baby’s tummy is tiny and colostrum is more substantial than mature milk.
BF Fact#8 Giving your baby a bottle before 4 to 6 weeks have passed, could cause
which might interfere with breastfeeding.