August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month!


There are benefits to breastfeeding but also a few common myths worth addressing. Let’s take a moment to highlight those as we wrap up Breastfeeding Awareness Month.

Myths

  • Breastfeeding is easy. Breastfeeding may be natural, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. It can present lots of challenges, especially for first-time mothers, and it’s okay to acknowledge that. Only 25% of infants are breastfed exclusively to six months of age, although this is recommended as best practice.

  • You can never use formula if you breastfeed. Even if you’d like breastfeeding to be standard for your baby, there may be situations where formula may help. If this is the case, there’s no need to feel guilty; don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.

Facts


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