back to top
Community

How Much Do You Know About Breastfeding?

Test your knowledge on breastfeeding in Canada and across the world.

Posted on
  1. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for how long?

    pinterest.com
    Exclusively for three months
    Exclusively for six months
    Exclusively for nine months
    Exclusively for twelve months
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Exclusively for six months

    The World Health Organization recommends a mother breastfeed her child exclusively with breast milk for six months. After six months, a woman can continue breastfeeding (along with solid foods) until the child is one or two years of age.

    Exclusively for six months
    Via drodd.com
  2. The World Health Organization estimates how many lives could be saved if women breastfed exclusively for six months?

    who.int
    50 000 lives
    200 000 lives
    800 000 lives
    2 000 000 lives
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    800 000 lives

    The World Health Organization estimates that 800 000 lives could be saved every year if mothers breastfed for six months exclusively, and continued breastfeeding until age two.

    800 000 lives
    Via b104.ca
  3. In 2012, how many mothers in Canada breastfed exclusively for the recommended six months?

    commons.wikimedia.org
    24%
    59%
    73%
    87%
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    24%

    In 2012, unfortunately only 24% of mothers breastfed exclusively for six months. This is a shocking drop from the 90% of mothers who begin breastfeeding.

    24%
    Via alphamom.com
  4. The region in Canada with the highest breastfeeding rates is...?

    parents.com
    Ontario
    Quebec
    Prairie Provinces
    BC
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    BC

    BC has the highest breastfeeding rates in the country, with 41% of mothers breastfeeding exclusively for six months. The other regions are much lower with Ontario at 25%, Quebec at 19%, and the prairies at 29%.

    BC
    Via freevectormaps.com
  5. One of the most common cited reasons women stop breastfeeding is..?

    parentingnation.in
    Going back to work
    Baby being ready for solids
    Difficulty with breastfeeding technique
    Not being able to go out in public easily
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Difficulty with breastfeeding technique

    Statistics Canada found that "The most common reasons cited for stopping breastfeeding before six months were “not enough breast milk” and “difficulty with breastfeeding technique” in 2011–2012."

    Difficulty with breastfeeding technique
    Via avartawellness.com
  6. When mothers have trouble breastfeeding, a lactation specialist can be very beneficial. How many lactation specialists are available to new mothers on PEI?

    ecobabysteps.com
    Two
    Six
    Ten
    Fourteen
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Two

    There are currently only two lactation specialists on PEI, one in Summerside and one in Charlottetown. The wait time for one of these specialists is often so long mothers resort to bottle feeding to keep their baby fed. A third lactation specialist is set to start on PEI in April 2017.

    Two
    Via blognumbers.wordpress.com
  7. A country with one of the highest rates of breastfeeding in the world is...?

    commons.wikimedia.org
    Sweden
    United Kingdom
    Malaysia
    Rwanda
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Rwanda

    Because of groups like the World Health Organization and the United Nations, mothers in Rwanda are highly educated about the benefits of breastfeeding, and there are even economic incentives given to women who breastfeed their babies. Rwanda's breastfeeding rate at six months is 90%, far higher than any province in Canada.

    Rwanda
    Via freeworldmaps.net
  8. A country with one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the world is...?

    commons.wikimedia.org
    United Kingdom
    Sweden
    China
    United States
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    United Kingdom

    A recent study found only 34% of UK mothers breastfeed at six months, and only 0.5% breastfeed at all at twelve months. These are some of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. It is believed that pressure to get back to work, sexualization of breasts, and lack of resources to help struggling mothers are all factors in these low numbers.

    United Kingdom
  9. Studies have shown midwives are beneficial to pregnant women and new mothers, improving not only the maternal health, but also the health of the infant. What are the rules on PEI surrounding midwifery?

    cmbc.bc.ca
    If women wish to have a midwife, they must also see a doctor during their pregnancy
    A woman may be with a midwife throughout her pregnancy and seek help from a doctor only in cases of an emergency
    A woman is allowed to see only a doctor, but can hire a midwife using her own money
    Midwives are not allowed on PEI
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Midwives are not allowed on PEI

    Pregnancies with midwives have been proven to lead to happier mothers, healthier mothers, easier births, and more breastfeeding. However, the PEI government does not allow for the regulation of midwifery on PEI. This may change in 2017 with the addition of a women's health clinic to the island.

    Midwives are not allowed on PEI
    Via clipartkid.com
  10. Women face judgement for...?

    newkidscenter.com
    Breastfeeding in public
    Breastfeeding with a blanket
    Bottle feeding in public
    All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    All of the above

    Mothers face discrimination whether they choose to breastfeed openly, breastfeed with a blanket, or bottle feed. Although everyone has opinions on what they believe to be the best, mothers must remember to do what is best for themselves, and their baby.

    All of the above
    Via nhs.uk

How Much Do You Know About Breastfeding?

Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

Dismiss