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Take the Breastfeeding Quiz

Breastfeeding offers a range of benefits for your and your child. Do you know what they are?

1. Breastfed children are less likely to have:
2. Besides protecting your child against disease, what is another advantage of breastfeeding?
3. How does breastfeeding help the mother?
4. Although breastfeeding is natural, you may need help at first. Who can help you learn what to do?
5. Which is the most important hormone your body uses to make breastmilk?
6. The milk made by the body in the first days after birth has a certain name. What is it?
7. How often does a breastfed baby eat?
8. How can you tell if your baby is getting enough milk when breastfeeding?
9. How many extra calories a day should you eat when breastfeeding?
10. Which of these medicine should you avoid while breastfeeding?
11. Breastfeeding is not recommended for mothers who have:
Online Medical Reviewer: Adler, Liora C, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Freeborn, Donna, PhD, CNM, FNP
Date Last Reviewed: 1/1/2018
Breastfeeding Quiz
Breastfeeding is filled with benefits to your child and you. Do you know what they are?

Did You Know?

Breastfeeding helps your baby in many ways, according to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development:

  • Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your newborn.

  • Breast milk is available on demand; your baby doesn't have to wait for you to warm a bottle or mix up formula.

  • Breast milk helps protect your baby against common childhood illnesses and infections, including diarrhea and ear infections.

  • Breast milk contains certain fatty acids that help your baby's brain develop.