Breastfeeding Myths Debunked For The Skeptic

  1. Breastfeeding is not for everyone

Out of all the breastfeeding myths, this one is by far the most frustrating one.

If you are a female human, breastfeeding is for you. That is the primary function of those two lumps God put in front of you.

What people mean to say when they repeat, “breastfeeding is not for everyone”, is that not everyone likes it or wants to put in the work to see it through.

Beginning the breastfeeding journey can be weary. It is a learned art for some, while other babies seem to come out of the womb with a good latch.

Also, breastfeeding can be painful to start off, until your body gets adjusted to having a newborn attached all the time.

Women may feel like breastfeeding isn’t for them if they have very small, or very large breasts. This rarely ever effects a newborns ability to get their nutrition from you.

Try different nursing positions to see what works best for you, and don’t hesitate to get support from a lactation consultant if you are struggling.

With a little time, effort, and support, almost every woman can go on this amazing journey with their little one. The trick is consistency and patience.