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NEUTRALIZING COVID WITH HUMAN MILK

NEUTRALIZING COVID WITH HUMAN MILK

A scientific study assessing the ability of human milk from Covid-19 vaccinated mothers to neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been published this month. The article is entitled ‘Neutralizing Antibodies and Cytokines in Breast Milk after Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) mRNA vaccination’ and has been published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology (1). We consider this study to be extremely interesting because it goes beyond studying the presence of IgG or IgA immunoglobulins in milk after vaccination, as has been done…

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My baby has a white tongue, is it thrush?

My baby has a white tongue, is it thrush?

Our maternity experts get many questions from concerned mothers about their baby’s white tongue. And indeed, many parents are in doubt about the colour of their baby’s tongue and whether the white colour that can be seen in breastfed babies, means that the baby has thrush in her mouth. In this post, we will gradually explain the topic. What is thrush? There is a type of thrush sometimes presenting in babies’ mouths, that is also known as candida or oral…

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BREAST PUMPS: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROPER USE

BREAST PUMPS: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROPER USE

The breast pump can be a great ally in the breastfeeding journey of a woman, it can help to overcome certain circumstances or specific complications, helps to maintain deferred breastfeeding in the case of mother-infant separation, when the mother goes back to work or is useful for other reasons. Nevertheless, its use is not necessary in all cases as not all breastfeeding women must have a breast pump and so each case should be assessed individually. In cases where the…

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My baby has a milk allergy, do I have to stop breastfeeding?

My baby has a milk allergy, do I have to stop breastfeeding?

We have been asked this question incredibly many times and this topic continues to create a lot of confusion. Recent news reports, suggest that many babies are diagnosed incorrectly with milk allergies and this “may also cause harm by discouraging breastfeeding”. If you have the feeling that your baby is more restless and very fussy at the breast, doesn’t let go at all or wants to feed all the time, it could be because of your baby’s growth spurt at 21 days or,…

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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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