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Bronchiolitis and breastfeeding

Bronchiolitis and breastfeeding

Bronchiolitis is a rather frequent lung infection during winter months in infants and toddlers. It causes inflammation and congestion in the smaller branches of the bronchial airways (bronchioles). In most cases bronchiolitis is caused by a virus. It begins as a cold (mucus, sneezing, sore throat, slight fever) and from the fourth day on, it spreads to the bronchi. This stage usually lasts between 5 and 7 days, although sometimes the cough persists for another week or two. How do…

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5 ways to give my baby milk when I am not there

5 ways to give my baby milk when I am not there

The best way for our babies to drink breastmilk is through our breasts, but sometimes, for example, when you have to go back to work, we can’t be by their side. Different methods of feeding or supplementing will allow you to continue to give them your breastmilk. When thinking of ways to feed your baby expressed breastmilk or formula, the first thing you might think of is a bottle. But in reality, the bottle is a method of feeding or…

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Your baby’s growth spurt at 15-20 days

Your baby’s growth spurt at 15-20 days

If you have a baby between 15-20 days, you may notice that she is more restless and very fussy at the breast. She doesn’t let go at all or wants to feed all the time, she may even have milk reflux from the large amount she is drinking. Your baby probably goes through her second growth spurt. It is very likely that you feel that something out of your control is happening and you feel confused or scared by this…

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Breastfeeding older babies

Breastfeeding older babies

There are some divided opinions about the right term to use when discussing breastfeeding older babies. The expression “extended breastfeeding” is not liked by all, nor is the term “long-term or prolonged breastfeeding”. We have not yet found the ideal words to refer to breastfeeding when children are over two years old. We will not enter into this discussion today, but here we would like to talk about questions you might have about breastfeeding older children. There are several interesting…

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Does the clock change affect breastfeeding?

Does the clock change affect breastfeeding?

This weekend, the time in Europe, the UK and later in many other places (such as Eastern Time timezone) will change, and clocks will be set one hour forward as we move back into winter time. If you have a baby, you may wonder, does the time change affect breastfeeding? Adults and children can be affected by these changes, which tend to be felt especially by the youngest and, consequently, by their parents. Adapting when there is a set schedule…

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Premature babies and breastfeeding

Premature babies and breastfeeding

For an infant to be considered full-term, the length of pregnancy is between 37 and 42 weeks, calculated by the gestational age (GA). If the gestation ends before 37 weeks, this is considered a preterm birth. Premature deliveries are divided into subcategories based on their gestational age: Extremely preterm: born before 28 weeks Very preterm: born between 28.1 and 31.6 weeks Moderately preterm: born between 32 and 34.6 weeks Late preterm: born between 35 and 36.6 weeks Viability limits have…

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