Below is an image of my Google Doc. If I want to add a break (i.e. a paragraph format) to one of my numbered items, it breaks the numbering system, and refuses to continue the numbering.
Microsoft Word behavior is different, and allows breaks between numeric points.
My question is if I'm missing something, and if Google Docs does really allow breaks in numbered lists. I'm not too familiar with Google Docs, so it's possible I'm unaware of a workaround.