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Breast milk contains a natural balance of carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins, and proteins that your baby needs. It helps the baby’s immunity and reduces the risks of certain diseases. However, if you’re a new mother or a soon-to-be mother, you might have been on the receiving end of all kinds of random wisdom about breastfeeding. While some of this may be true, some of it probably isn’t. It’s best to be informed before you start breastfeeding, so you can sort the myth from the fact.
1) You have to wash your nipples before you breastfeed
This isn’t true. It’s true if you bottle-feed, obviously, because all kinds of bacteria can accumulate on the bottle lid, where you put either formula or your pumped breast milk. But feeding the baby from the breast itself…