5 Popular Breastfeeding Myths Debunked By Lactation Experts
October 26, 2017
There always seem to be a lot of controversies when it comes to nursing. Whether it's breastfeeding in public, drinking alcohol while breastfeeding or when the right time to stop breastfeeding is, most people stick to their beliefs and this can lead to an argument or two. However, there are a few myths that seem to be quite popular and experts have attempted to debunk some of them.
There are people who believe that antiperspirant should be avoided while breastfeeding because one of its components, aluminium, is toxic for your breast tissue.
Aimee Abu-Shamsieh, M.D., M.P.H., associate clinical professor of paediatrics at the UCSF Fresno, said this is actually not true. She explained that you are technically more likely to experience the effect of aluminium through the food you eat than your skin products because it is a component commonly found in the environment. Regardless, barely any reaches the breast milk either way.