Children's Health and Wellness

Take the Breastfeeding Quiz

Breastfeeding offers a range of benefits for your and your child. Do you know what they are?

1. Breastfed children are less likely to have:
A. Diarrhea B. Ear infections C. Pneumonia D. All of the above
2. Besides protecting your child against disease, what is another advantage of breastfeeding?
A. Breastmilk is easier to digest than formula B. Breastmilk doesn't need to be prepared C. Breastmilk is free and readily available D. All of the above
3. How does breastfeeding help the mother?
A. Breastfeeding helps you get back to your normal weight B. Breastfeeding reduces your risk for ovarian cancer C. Breastfeeding increases bone strength D. A and B
4. Although breastfeeding is natural, you may need help at first. Who can help you learn what to do?
A. A lactation consultant at the hospital where you deliver your child B. Your pediatrician C. A breastfeeding counselor D. All of the above
5. Which is the most important hormone your body uses to make breastmilk?
A. Estrogen B. Prolactin C. Progesterone D. Insulin
6. The milk made by the body in the first days after birth has a certain name. What is it?
A. Lactose B. Acidophilus C. Colostrum D. None of the above
7. How often does a breastfed baby eat?
A. 3 times a day B. 6 times a day C. 8 to 12 times a day D. 20 times a day
8. How can you tell if your baby is getting enough milk when breastfeeding?
A. Your baby has at least 6 wet diapers a day B. Your baby has several bowel movements each day C. Your baby steadily gains weight D. All of the above
9. How many extra calories a day should you eat when breastfeeding?
A. 100 B. 200 C. 500 D. 1,000
10. Which of these medicine should you avoid while breastfeeding?
A. Birth control pills B. Cold remedies C. Pain relievers D. All of the above if you haven't checked with your healthcare provider
11. Breastfeeding is not recommended for mothers who have:
A. Hepatitis C B. Tuberculosis that has been treated C. Diabetes D. HIV
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Online Source: When should a mother avoid breastfeeding? CDC
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Author: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Dozier, Tennille, RN, BSN, RDMS
Online Medical Reviewer: Rosen-Carole, Casey, MD, MPH
Date Last Reviewed: 9/7/2015