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Two Truths and a Lie

Have you ever played the game "Two Truths and a Lie?"  It goes like this: one person presents two facts that are true and one that is a lie, and the other person has to guess which item was the lie.  The goal is to make all three pieces of information equally compelling and difficult to guess the lie.

So get ready, and see if you can spot the lie!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the post.

1.  It takes an average of 30 minutes for your breasts to fill up with  milk.  After milk is removed from your breasts there is a period of time when the breasts must "refill" and this can take 30-60 minutes.

2. Breastfeeding has benefits beyond a year.  A study done by Dewey in 2001 found that “Breast milk continues to provide substantial amounts of key nutrients well beyond the first year of life, especially protein, fat, and most vitamins.”  

3. The amount of milk you can pump is not reflective of your true supply.  Some women do not respond well to pumps!  It is possible to have a baby that is exclusively breastfeeding and gaining well with a mom who is unable to pump much at all.  

So which one is the lie???  What do you think?  Scroll down for the answer!

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Number one is the lie!  Breasts do not "refill" the way you would refill a water jug that is empty.  Milk production is "supply and demand," so the more frequently you remove milk, the more frequently it is replaced.  If you wait a long time to let your breasts "refill" you actually can risk lowering your supply by sending the message to your body that the production isn't needed.

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