Nine Interesting Facts About Breastfeeding

From breast milk ice cream to four-legged wet nurses, the history of breastfeeding has taken some interesting detours. Here are some of the more surprising facts about breastfeeding.

  1. If you think that breastfeeding 12 times a day seems like a lot, a look at breastfeeding and culture around the world might change your perspective. The Ju/’hoansi people of the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa nurse their babies an average of four times an hour.
  2. You’ve heard of donated blood and plasma, but donated breast milk? Indeed,