Monday, February 27, 2012

Myth: My breast milk won't be good because I don't eat healthy foods.

Answer: BUSTED!

You do not have to eat the perfect diet in order to make superior milk for your baby. Many women in underdeveloped countries with restricted diets make superior milk for their babies. The body can sacrifice and still make superior milk without the intake of a perfect diet.

For more information on the benefits of breastfeeding, see Breastfeeding benefits baby and mother on the MissouriFamilies website.

To contact a breastfeeding expert go to

Contributors: Mary Keels, IBCLC, Dietetic Intern MDHSS; Denise Schmitz, M.A., R.D., MU Extension Nutrition & Health Education Specialist,

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