Breastfeeding myths debunked!

Responding to some of society's most prevalent myths on breastfeeding

Diana Chai
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11 June 2019

Breastfeeding is natural and good for both mother and baby. Those are some well known facts. But there are a lot of myths masquerading as facts! We've put on our mythbuster hats and knocked a few of the most common out of the water!

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It's easy to get caught up in the fear and misinformation floating around. So when in doubt - always ask your doctor! 

Parenting isn't always easy, especially in Malaysia where often both parents have to work. What policy do you think would make it easier to be the best parents you can be for your children? Longer maternity/paternity leave, childcare centres near the workplace? Let us know in our parenting survey all this month.

Want to learn more breastfeeding myths? Read more on the UNICEF Parenting hub.