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Breastfeeding quiz

Breastfeeding quiz

False. In general, breastfed babies are healthier. Breastmilk contains antibodies that help fight disease.

True. Breastfeeding helps your uterus return to its nonpregnant size. It also decreases postpartum bleeding.

False. Breastfed babies do not need water. They need to nurse and get colostrum, the first milk. Nursing often will help develop your milk supply.

False. Poor positioning causes sore nipples. Breastfed babies should nurse 10 to 20 minutes per breast. Nursing for less time can decrease milk production. In addition, the baby will still be hungry and may lose weight.

False. Many people who breastfeed never have sore nipples. There are ways that sore nipples can be prevented.

False. Breastfed babies should be fed on demand. In general, newborns feed every one to three hours. Breastfed babies should not be kept on a feeding schedule.

False. Babies can be breastfed for three to four years. Many babies wean themselves by one year of age.

False. Breastmilk contains antibodies and will not spread common viruses. You should wash your hands before nursing to prevent spreading germs.

Source: Allina Health Patient Education, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, eighth edition, ob-ah-90026
First Published: 10/04/2002
Last Reviewed: 12/06/2021