The benefits of breastfeeding are well documented, and a recent push from both government and healthcare sectors to promote and support it is helping more women achieve their nursing goals. As we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, take this quiz to see how much you really know about the popular subject.
How often does the American Academy of Pediatrics say newborns should nurse?
Every two to three hours
Every four hours
Which of the following conditions increases your risk for developing mastitis?
Vitamin D deficiency
Which US state has the highest percentage of breastfed babies?
And which state has the lowest percentage of breastfed babies?
What is the recommended length of time that women should breastfeed exclusively?
What percentage of US babies are exclusively breastfed for six months or more?
Women should not breastfeed if they…
Have tattoos or piercings
Don't eat a nutrient rich diet
Have breast implants
None of the above
What's the safest way to heat breastmilk?
In a bowl of warm water
In the microwave
In a bottle warmer
How many US states have laws that specifically allow women to breastfeed in any location?
All of them
Is it OK for women to continue to breastfeed while pregnant?
Is it possible for a mother to breastfeed her adopted child?