(KUTV) Misconceptions or myths may deter many women from breastfeeding.
So we decided to separate fact from fiction.
Experts say breast milk has a lot of important nutrients for newborns, but bad information may deter new moms.
One myth is that a woman's breast size will determine how much milk she can produce.
Ellen Lechtenberg tells us she also gets a lot of questions about whether or not moms can use bottles.
Ellens also says it is safe to refrigerate and even freeze breast milk.
Another misconception is that breastfeeding moms have to avoid certain foods and what about this whole idea that breastfeeding as a form of birth control?
Ellen says there is some truth to that and as we approach cold and flu season, Ellen says there are a lot of questions about what women can take while breastfeeding.
One resource for that question is the pregnancy risk hotline. http://health.utah.gov/prl/
Salt Lake area call 801-328-2229
Nationwide, call toll-free 1-866-626-6847
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