10 Breastfeeding Myths Debunked

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Even today, breastfeeding is a practice cloaked in mysteries and misconceptions. Why? We can't say, but for those who have heard any of these breastfeeding wives' tales and believe them, they know how these stories can wreak havoc with nursing plans -- so it's high time to set the record straight. We found some breastfeeding myths that it's time to debunk. Because these myths are doing none of us any favor, and it's time for them to go. 


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The topic of breastfeeding can bring out some strong opinions from people. Women have gotten some strange messages about the dos and don'ts of breastfeeding, but what is the real story? We decided to tackle some of the worst -- and weirdest -- misconceptions about breastfeeding, from spicy foods causing nursing babies gas, to the old wives' tale that breastfeeding makes breast sag, and to the absolutely worst misconception -- that if one doesn't breastfeed, she is a bad mother. Read on for some of the wildest breastfeeding myths women still believe, followed by a refreshing reality check.

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Trust us, moms can save themselves tons of agony by knowing the truth. So take a look at our list and spread the knowledge!

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