Myths and facts

When it comes to parenting there are many myths. It can be hard to know what you should and shouldn’t do.  We have compiled a list of common myths and present you with the truth.

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Babies that are breastfed don’t sleep through the night because they need more regular feeding.

Babies sleep through the night when they’re developmentally ready, regardless of how they’re fed.

Myth

You’re only meant to breastfeed your baby for 10 minutes at a time.

Babies know how much milk they need, so the length of feeds can vary.

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All of the goodness is in the first few days of breastfeeding, the rest isn’t as important.

Breastmilk changes to meet the needs of your growing baby. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond. 

Myth

Breast milk isn’t that much different than formula.

Breastmilk is a living fluid, which changes to meet the needs of your baby. This cannot be replicated in formula.

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