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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Does Breast Size Matter When It Comes To Breastfeeding?

If you answered yes to this question, you would be wrong. It is a myth that the larger the breasts are, the more milk they produce for baby. The size of the breast actually has very little to do with successful breastfeeding.

The facts is an online resource for parents on health, nutrition, and safety, with an emphasis on breastfeeding. Their content is thoroughly researched and based on science and not just some one's opinion. Here are some of the facts pertaining to breast size and breast feeding.

  • Breast size and shape seldom affect a mother’s ability to produce milk
  • The more milk your baby takes from your breasts, the more milk you will make, regardless of breast size
  • Mothers can produce the same amount of milk, but have different storage capacities in their breasts
  • Breasts that are widely spaced, elongated, and have large areolas are symptoms of breast hypoplasia which can make it difficult or impossible for a mother to make the amount of milk her baby needs recommends that mothers who are having difficulty with breast feeding may contact an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or someone trained to help moms and babies breastfeed. There are over 28,000 professionals who can help. To find one near you, go to

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