Myth Busters


 

1. Eating vegetables such as brussel sprouts, cabbage, peas etc will cause wind in the baby.

Very rarely some babies will show a sensitivity to a certain food or food group, but as a rule there is no need to change your diet. Think of the many and varied diets around the world. A well balanced diet with all foods in moderation is important for your health and therefore your babies.

2. You have to drink at least two litres of water a day to produce enough milk for your baby.

Stimulation by the baby suckling correctly or/and by expressing is the factor behind sufficient milk production, not the drinking of copious amounts of fluid. Satisfy your thirst, and you will be well hydrated. The dry mouth you get while feeding will encourage you to have a drink, so have a glass of water handy while feeding.

3. Drinking milk makes milk

Milk has a place in your diet (if you like milk) providing quick easy nutrition for you and an important source of calcuim. It should still only be taken as part of a well balanced diet and does not affect the production of your breast milk.

4. Soft breasts mean little milk

Only supply and demand is established - usually during the first few weeks - your breasts will begin to soften down to their pre lactation state. This is normal and a sign that over time your breasts are becoming more efficient at producing milk.