Curated by Selene Amico
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So let's see what some of the gods are common places on 'nursing al breast more widespread. And we try to unhinge them once for always.
Small breasts produce little milk. Milk production does not depend at all on the size, shape or volume of the mother's breast. Those who have bigger it only have a greater amount of adipose and connective tissue, but this does not mean that they produce more milk.
Breastfeeding hair becomes more fragile. Our hair is affected by the hormonal changes that occur throughout pregnancy: they can become beautiful or suffer a little from the "whims" of hormones. After giving birth, there is a natural “turnover” phase that motivates greater hair loss, which occurs regardless of breastfeeding. It is true that the increase in prolactin accelerates the transition from the growth phase to the phase of hair loss, but do not worry, it is a passing phenomenon that will be regularized after a few months from birth.
After 6 months the milk becomes water. Nothing more wrong! One of the most surprising and wonderful things is that breast milk changes to suit the baby's needs. And you don't have to do anything for that to happen. It is only nature that provides.
Breastfeeding ruins the breasts. If anything, the opposite is true. The continuous action of emptying and filling the breasts can be a kind of natural “gymnastics” that improves the tone and elasticity of the breasts. It should also be added that, in addition to a purely aesthetic fact, several scientific studies have shown that breastfeeding protects against breast cancer.
Drinking lots of milk promotes production. This is also a false belief. Milk is a balanced food that you can also take while breastfeeding (unless there are problems with intolerances or allergies), but do not force yourself to drink excessive quantities. The calcium requirement can also be satisfied by cheese, yogurt, dried fruit, spinach.
Beer makes milk. Like all alcohol, it would be best to avoid beer while breastfeeding because alcohol is not good for your little one at all. Ask your pediatrician and he will explain why.
A newborn may overeat during a feed. The little ones learn very quickly to self-regulate and, even if they are recently born, they know the sense of satiety. Do you have any idea how microscopic their stomach is? What can happen is that the feedings are not all the same: sometimes your baby will be able to suckle more voraciously, other times it will be slower. But this need not worry you at all.