World Breastfeeding Week Quiz

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Read the questions below to test your knowledge of breastfeeding facts. Click "get the answers" at the bottom of this webpage to see how many questions you answered correctly!

1. Breastfeeding reduces the incidence of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).



2. Does breast size matter?



3. How long does an average nursing session last?

A. 16 minutes
B. 20 minutes
C. 30 minutes
D. 45 minutes

4. What percentage of milk do babies remove from the breast on average??

A. 50%
B. 55%
C. 67%
D. 97%

5. Can breastfeeding help to reduce childhood obesity rates?



6. Moms who take medications should not nurse their babies?



7. What resources are available to a breastfeeding mom if she is not comfortable with the advice given to her by their health care professional about breastfeeding and medications?

A. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Infant Risk Center. or call 806-352-2519
B. National Library of Medicine - Toxicology Data Network. Select LactMed database.
C. Medications and Mothers' Milk, Fourteenth Edition, 2010. Thomas W. Hale, Ph.D.
D. All of the above.

8. What technology is available to breastfeeding mothers?

A. iPhone Apps - Diaper Tracker, Baby Tracker, iLetdown, Kittie Franz' Breast Milk Calculator, Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
B. Websites -, (LaLeche League),, (International Lactation Consultant Association), state and local health department websites.
C. Working Mom's websites -,,
D. All of the above

9. What are some ways to increase a breastfeeding woman's milk supply?

A. Maximize removal of milk from mother via baby or pump; Optimizing this in the first month of life increases the milk production capability for mom and baby
B. Decrease frequency of breastfeeding
C. Supplement baby's feeds with formula
D. Both B and C

10. The nutrition in formula is equal to the nutrition in breast milk.



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