• Mandi Franklin, CPNP

10 Interesting and Weird Facts about Breastfeeding

Updated: Aug 6


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 🥗


2. Sweden has the highest rate of breastfeeding 🇸🇪


3. It became legal to breastfeed in public only 2 years ago! 🎉


4. Breastfeeding can lower the risk of your child developing type 1 diabetes 🏥


5. Breastfeeding can lower moms risk of developing breast cancer 👩🏻‍⚕️


6. Breast milk isn’t always white! 🥛


7. You CAN breastfeed after getting a breast augmentation surgery, including implants 🍼


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


9. Women can burn up to 500 calories a day from breastfeeding 💪


10. Saving the weirdest fact for last: there’s a spider in southeastern Asia, the toxeus magnus that nurses her baby spiders 🕷

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