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 hormone makes your body produce milk?
6. The milk produced 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 get when breastfeeding?
10. Which of these medications should you avoid while breastfeeding?
11. Breastfeeding is not recommended for mothers who have:
Publication Source: Created for Wellness Library
Publication Source: Maternal Nutrition During Lactation. Up to Date.
Publication Source: SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Expansion of Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment. ask Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Pediatrics. 2011;128(5):1029-39.
Author: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Source: Hepatitis B and C Infections, CDChttp://http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/disease/hepatitis.htm <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: Breastfeeding, Office on Women's Healthhttp://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/why-breastfeeding-is-important/ <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: Your Guide to Breastfeeding, Office on Women's Healthhttp://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/breastfeeding-guide/BreastfeedingGuide-General-English.pdf <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Grantham, Paula, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Date Last Reviewed: 5/30/2013
Date Last Modified: 6/9/2015