02 Aug 2017

World Breastfeeding Awareness Quiz and Answer Key

World Breastfeeding Week Quiz


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



Answer: True

Studies show breastfeeding is protective by reducing the incidence of SIDS by up to 73%. The benefit is higher if baby is exclusively nursed.

  1. Does breast size matter?



Answer: No

A size-A cup breast can produce enough milk to fully breastfeed without formula supplements. Most women can produce enough milk for twins or even triplets.

  1. How long does an average nursing session last?
  2. 16 minutes
    B. 20 minutes
    C. 30 minutes
    D. 45 minutes

Answer: A - 16 minutes

Length of feedings varies between moms and babies.

  1. What percentage of milk do babies remove from the breast on average??
  2. 50%
    B. 55%
    C. 67%
    D. 97%

Answer: C - 67%

Babies feed until full not until they empty the breast.

  1. Can breastfeeding help to reduce childhood obesity rates?



Answer: Yes

Studies show that breastfeeding exclusively and for a longer period of the infant's life, decreased the risk of obesity. Possible reasons for this include differences in protein intake stimulating insulin release which in turn causes increased fat cells, growth acceleration, and babies who self-regulating milk intake better.

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



Answer: False

Most antibiotics and medications used for pain have not been shown to affect the baby.

  1. Where is a woman not allowed to breastfeed according to NYS law?

Answer: Nowhere.  New York State was the first state in the nation to pass a law protecting a mother's right to breastfeed in public. It is a civil rights law.  A mother may breastfeed her baby in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of whether or not the nipple of the mother’s breast is covered during or incidental to the breast feeding.

  1. What is the NYS law on breastfeeding mothers in the workplace?

Answer: In 2007, New York State passed a legislation that protects nursing mothers who return to the workplace.  The law requires employers to provide uncompensated breaks for women to express milk or nurse their children for up to a period of three years.  This law also bars an employer from discriminating against an employee exercising this right.  In addition, the new law also requires employers to make 'reasonable efforts' to provide a room or other location where the employee can express breast milk privately.

  1. What should you do if a woman asks to nurse or pump here at CCE?
  2. The nutrition in formula is equal to the nutrition in breast milk.



Answer: False

Breast milk has antibodies, hormones, anti-viruses, anti-allergies, anti-parasites, growth factors and enzymes that cannot be duplicated in formula.

  1. Where is the breastfeeding symbol displayed at CCE?

Answer: Front lobby, glass sliding window at front desk.

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