Quiz: What are the benefits to breastfeeding?

Women's Care
Dec 16, 2020

Are you debating between breastfeeding and formula feeding? At the Telfair BirthPlace, we strongly recommend breastfeeding, but we also realize breastfeeding may not work for everyone, and we respect mom’s decision. However, if you choose to breastfeed, there are a large range of benefits for both mom and baby. Take our quiz to learn more about those benefits.

1. Because breast milk contains antibodies that protect baby against infections, breastfed babies are less likely to have:

         A. Respiratory infections
         B. Ear infections
         C. Diarrhea and other digestive ailments
         D. All of the above

2. How does breastfeeding help mom?

          A. Breastfeeding boosts mom’s metabolism, helping her lose pregnancy weight
          B. Breastfeeding can help prevent certain cancers later in life, specifically breast and ovarian
          C. Breastfeeding increases bone strength
          D. A and B
          E. None of the above

3. Besides protecting your child against disease and infection, what is another advantage of breastfeeding?

          A. Breastfeeding can help protect against conditions a child might develop later in life such as asthma, diabetes and certain cancers
          B. Breastfeeding is free
          C. Breast milk is readily available
          D. All of the above

4. Breastfeeding is proven to enhance bonding between mom and baby.

          A. True
          B. False

5. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for at least:

          A. 3 months
          B. 6 months
          C. 9 months
          D. One year

6. Breastfeeding is natural, but it’s OK if you need help. At the Telfair BirthPlace at St. Joseph’s/Candler, you can get help with breastfeeding through:

          A. A certified lactation consultant
          B. Attending a breastfeeding preparedness class
          C. Calling the Breastfeeding Warm-Line
          D. All of the above


Source: Delphine De Mauro, international board certified lactation consultant at the Telfair BirthPlace


1. D. All of the above

2. D. A and B

3. D. All of the above

4. A. True

5. B. 6 months

6. D. All of the above

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