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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Busting Breastfeeding Myths

Myths about breastfeeding are as common as every woman's nursing journey is different. To help​ you understand the most common misconceptions, we asked Atrium Health Floyd certified lactation consultants to share their science-based answers.

If you have more breastfeeding questions, call our lactation consultants at 706-509-6548. ​

​Every Breastfeeding Experience is Unique​

Your breastfeeding experience will likely be different from your mother or your sister.​


​Caffeine is OK in Moderation

You can enjoy a cup or two of coffee a day. Less than 2% of the caffeine is actually transmitted into breast milk, making it safe for your baby.​​​​​​


​​Don't Stop Breastfeeding if You are Sick

Breastfeeding while you are sick passes beneficial antibodies on to your baby. Also, most medicines pose little or no risk.​​


​Breastfeeding Should Not Hurt

Sue Lewis, a lactation consultant with Atrium Health Floyd, says that you might experience slight discomfort the first couple of days, but persistent ​pain is not normal. ​​​


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