Myth: Nipple pain will go away. It's normal in the beginning. Fact: Nipple pain is not normal. Sure, it can take some time to learn to master a deep latch, but persistent or severe pain should be investigated by an IBCLC.
Myth: Some women just can't breastfeed. Fact: There are some women who will have great difficulty with milk production. This is true. Does it mean they can't breastfeed? No. I frequently work with mothers who partially breastfeed while supplementing with formula or donor milk. Breastfeeding is YOUR decision, and it doesn't have to be all or nothing.
Myth: You need to eat this particular food or drink tons of water to make milk. Fact: Milk production is primarily hormonal. Unless a mother is severely dehydrated or malnourished, her body will make plenty of milk if milk is removed frequently. Moms will feel better if they are eating healthy, but a special diet is not needed in order to produce milk.