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Breastfeeding – Common Questions & Answers

Q1. Why should I breastfeed?

A. Here are just some of the many good reasons why you should breastfeed your baby.

Q2. How long should I breastfeed?

A. One of the best things that only you can do is to breastfeed your baby for as long as possible.

Q3. Is there any time when I should not breastfeed?

A. Some women think that when they are sick, they should not breastfeed.

Q4. Is it safe to take medications while breastfeeding?

A. It’s always recommended to consult your doctor before taking any medication. The physician should guide you, how much quantity to take and how long you can continue with the medication.

Q5. Can I breastfeed if my breasts are small?

A. Of course! Breast size is not related to the ability to produce milk for a baby.

Q6. Will breastfeeding keep me from getting pregnant?

A. When you breastfeed, your ovaries can stop releasing eggs (or ovulating), making it harder for you to get pregnant.

Q7. Will breastfeeding tie me to my home?

A. Not at all! Breastfeeding can be convenient no matter where you are because you don’t have to bring along feeding equipment like bottles, water, or formula.

Q8. Can I still breastfeed when I go back to work?

Yes! You can do it! Breastfeeding keeps you connected to your baby, even when you are work.

Q9. How can I breastfeed discreetly in public?

A. You can breastfeed discreetly in public by wearing clothes that allow easy access to your breasts.

Q10. Does breastfeeding hurt?

A. Breastfeeding does not hurt. There may be some tenderness at first, but it should gradually go away as the days go by.

Q11. Can I give my baby a pacifier if I breastfeed?

A. Most breastfeeding counselors recommend avoiding bottle nipples or pacifiers for about the first month because they may interfere with your baby’s ability to learn to breastfeed.

Q12. How do I know that my baby is getting enough milk from breastfeeding?

A. In this article, we will guide you so that you will ensure that your baby is getting enough milk. How to make sure ? Well there are certain indicators and mostly through baby diapers you can check how your baby’s body is working.

Q13. Will my partner be jealous if I breastfeed?

A. If you prepare him in advance, your partner should not be jealous. Explain that you need his support.

Q14. How much Smoking, Drugs, Alcohol and Medicines affect Breastfeeding – Is it Safe?

A. Nursing mothers should not smoke or take drugs e.g. Smoking or Alcohol. Tobacco from cigarettes contains a drug called nicotine, which transfers to breast milk.

Breastfeeding – Common Questions & Answers
Breastfeeding – Common Questions & Answers