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10 Interesting and Weird Facts about Breastfeeding

Updated: Aug 6, 2020

August 1st-August 7th is World Breastfeeding Week. In honor of this week, here are 10 interesting and weird facts about breastfeeding:

1. The taste and even the smell of breast milk can change based on your diet and the foods you consume ๐Ÿฅ—

2. Sweden has the highest rate of breastfeeding ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

3. It became legal to breastfeed in public only 2 years ago! ๐ŸŽ‰

4. Breastfeeding can lower the risk of your child developing type 1 diabetes ๐Ÿฅ

5. Breastfeeding can lower moms risk of developing breast cancer ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ

6. Breast milk isnโ€™t always white! ๐Ÿฅ›

7. You CAN breastfeed after getting a breast augmentation surgery, including implants ๐Ÿผ

8. Your body actually starts producing milk around weeks 16-22 of pregnancy ๐Ÿคฐ

9. Women can burn up to 500 calories a day from breastfeeding ๐Ÿ’ช

10. Saving the weirdest fact for last: thereโ€™s a spider in southeastern Asia, the toxeus magnus that nurses her baby spiders ๐Ÿ•ท

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