Another phase of life starts after you deliver the baby and you begin lactating. There a lot of myths & facts surrounding lactation and here we're trying to bust some of them with scientific facts!
Myth: Breastfeeding is difficult and painful. Fact: Breastfeeding can be easy and has benefits for both the mother and baby. For some, it may take time & practice for both the mother & the baby to get used to it.
Myth: You should only eat plain food while breastfeeding. Fact: Mothers should follow a balanced diet & not change any food habits during lactation.
Myth: Exercise affects the taste of milk. Fact: Exercise is healthy & does not affect the milk in any way.
Myth: Mothers shouldn’t breastfeed during the pandemic. Fact: Breast milk provides antibodies to the baby and boosts immunity. So breastfeeding is very important, including during the pandemic!
Myth: Mothers shouldn’t feed their baby when sick. Fact: Depending on the medication, you can continue to feed the baby through direct/expressed milk. Make sure you speak with your doctor!
Myth: Mothers shouldn’t breastfeed if the child is sick. Fact: Breast milk provides antibodies to the baby and boosts immunity, so breastfeeding when the baby is sick is important.
Myth: The mother's first milk is impure and should be discarded. Fact: The ‘first milk’ or colostrum is rich in antibodies and gives newborns an immunity boost while their own immune systems are still developing.
Did you know? Just 15 minutes of play with your baby can spark millions of brain connections. Imagine what breastfeeding can do in developing a bond between you and your baby. Feed your little ones well, which in turn keeps both the mother and the baby healthy!