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How to pump and make a breastmilk stash

How to pump and make a breastmilk stash

Whether it is to go back to (paid) work because you will be away from your baby for a few days or for other reasons, you may need to pump and create a milk stash or milk reserve, so you can leave breastmilk for your baby while you are away. There are many questions that you might have, so here are our step-by-step tips on how to begin. When should I start? Ideally, you should start between one month and…

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Fasting recommendations for infants and children

Fasting recommendations for infants and children

Sometimes it is necessary to perform medical procedures on infants or young children that require to fast beforehand, mainly for procedures under sedation or anesthesia. These procedures include performing certain diagnostic tests that require immobility or are painful, certain treatments or surgical interventions. The main reason for recommending fasting is to avoid bronchoaspiration of regurgitated gastric contents with potentially serious consequences. There are other procedures that do not require to fast before, even though in some practices they are still recommended, but…

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10 TIPS TO PREPARE FOR THE RETURN TO WORK

10 TIPS TO PREPARE FOR THE RETURN TO WORK

Are you going back to (paid!) work soon? When this moment is approaching, you probably feel overwhelmed. And this is just natural because paid maternity leave is not long enough in most places and even if you have chosen a childcare option, separation from your child is always painful and uncertain. At LactApp we are by your side and propose resources, this time with 10 tips that we hope you will find useful: Do not anticipate events. Maternity leave is…

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Why are we celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week?

Why are we celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week?

The picture Black mothers in the US are 3 to 4 times more likely to die of pregnancy and maternity-related issues than white women and in the UK the same worrying picture repeats as black women are 5 times more likely to die from maternity complications. This situation also repeats if socio-economic factors are taken into account and even superstars like artist Beyoncè and tennis legend Serena Williams have not been spared a traumatic birth experience, adding them to an…

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How do I know if I have mastitis?

How do I know if I have mastitis?

Mastitis is a word many women have never heard of until they become mothers. In this post, we explain what mastitis is, what different types exist and what causes them. We will explore the consequences and what you should or should not do when the first symptoms appear. What is mastitis? Mastitis is an inflammation of one or more areas of the mammary gland that can occur with or without infection. It is one of the most common complications in…

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Welcome to World Breastfeeding Week 2021!

Welcome to World Breastfeeding Week 2021!

The Week ahead at LactApp This week we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2021, an occasion that our cofounder Alba has been celebrating over 20 times and every year more associations, brands and individuals join. This year the official theme of worldbreastfeedingweek.org is all about #ProtectBreastfeeding #SharedResponsibility and #buildingbackbetter. At LactApp we are here for breastfeeding mothers every day of the year, but on this occasion, we would like to look back to what was a very difficult year for many, and probably most mothers…

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Covid-19 Vaccine Antibodies Pass Into Breastmilk

Covid-19 Vaccine Antibodies Pass Into Breastmilk

Covid-19 antibodies achieved through vaccination pass into lactating mothers’ breastmilk. The results of the study that LactApp has carried out together with the Spanish Institue of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), a centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), are now available and have determined that breastmilk of women vaccinated against coronavirus contains antibodies against Covid-19. The study did not find any traces of the virus in any of the milk samples tested, which do have specific antibodies to…

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Medication to stop breastfeeding

Medication to stop breastfeeding

We receive many questions about medication to stop your milk supply, so we thought we deep dive into the topic and give you more information. Here our experts answer the most frequently asked questions related to taking tablets to cut off your milk supply. How can I make my breast milk dry up? The first thing you need to know is that breastmilk does not just dry up. Your production may decrease but it takes years for breastmilk to completely…

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Breastfeeding and Your Period – Everything You Need to Know

Breastfeeding and Your Period – Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to breastfeeding myths, those about the period and breastfeeding are some of the most common misconceptions. There is a lot of fear that, with the reappearance of the menstrual cycle and the period, breastfeeding will end or that breastmilk could dry up, so we have decided to answer all your questions so that you can be reassured about what happens when your period is back and you are a breastfeeding mother. Around one month after birth I…

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Stages of Nipple Damages

Stages of Nipple Damages

Nipple soreness is one of the most common problems during breastfeeding. Moreover, as they are related to pain, numerous studies indicate that this is one of the main reasons for mothers to stop breastfeeding. When a breastfeeding mother has nipple lesions, it is important to know the aetiology of the lesions and the most appropriate treatment. The assessment of the feeding, the latch and the oral structures of the infant are essential in order to know the cause of the…

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