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Breastfeeding: Common Misunderstandings

23/09/2009 09:11 | Updated 22 May 2015

Do you know your breastfeeding basics? A survey carried out by the Department of Health in England showed how many misunderstandings are flying around the general public regarding breastfeeding.

The survey discovered that over a third of women (34 of women believe that breastfeeding comes naturally to some and not to others. This is worrying as it sets a high expectation for new mothers who may feel a failure for not taking to it immediately. Breastfeeding is something that needs to be taught, both to the mother and the child, so this theory is also a myth.

3. People are disgusted by women breastfeeding in public

The study also suggested that 67 of people think it's fine to breastfeed a baby as long as it's discreet. There are some great breastfeeding covers and tops that make this possible so there's no need to feel any shame about feeding your baby!


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