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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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ECZEMA OF THE NIPPLE AND/OR AREOLA

ECZEMA OF THE NIPPLE AND/OR AREOLA

The term eczema is defined as an inflammatory skin condition with erythema, inflammation, papules, vesicles, exudates and crusts, lichenification, skin erosion, fissures, excoriations and desquamation, located in the area of the nipple and/or areola.  This definition covers several types of dermatitis (seborrheic and atopic) and contact irritation or hypersensitivity. In addition, this lesion often occurs concomitantly with Staphylococcus aureus skin infections.  Symptoms commonly manifested by women who suffer from it are: itching, burning and pain both when breastfeeding and when…

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Breast cancer diagnosis during breastfeeding 

Breast cancer diagnosis during breastfeeding 

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. It is estimated that one in 10 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The age range in which it appears is wide, yet 25% of these cancers develop before the age of 50, so it usually appears during the childbearing years1. In addition, evidence shows that there is a transient increase in the risk of breast cancer in the mother in the first three to four…

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Calories during breastfeeding

Calories during breastfeeding

The breastfeeding mother’s diet is a recurring theme. As a Dietitian-Nutritionist, the most important thing I would say to a breastfeeding woman would be: eat healthily. But do it for yourself, not for breastfeeding. And do it because you are now a mother and your children are watching you (the availability of food in the home and the power of setting an example is important). But at the same time, there is another recurring question among mums: “can you lose…

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Hypogalactia: How to identify it and how to accompany it?

Hypogalactia: How to identify it and how to accompany it?

Hypogalactia is defined as insufficient milk secretion to maintain exclusive breastfeeding. A woman may have milk secretion, but this may not be sufficient and she may need supplementation for the correct feeding of the infant. Studies indicate that 36% of mothers attribute the end of breastfeeding to a lack of milk production. It is true that in the majority of cases this is only a perception and is not real, but real hypogalactia exists in 5% of mothers either due…

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Can I Have the Covid Vaccine if I Am Breastfeeding?

Can I Have the Covid Vaccine if I Am Breastfeeding?

Since the Covid-19 vaccination programs started, we have not stopped receiving your messages asking us, if the vaccine is compatible with breastfeeding. In this previous post we have collected official recommendations of the main international organizations about the vaccine. As there is a lot of information available,here we wanted to answer some of the main doubts about the vaccine. Can I be vaccinated against Covid-19 if I am breastfeeding? Although no trials have been carried out in breastfeeding mothers, based…

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Do I have low breast milk supply?

Do I have low breast milk supply?

Usually all mothers have the optimal amount of milk for their babies, but there are situations where mothers may have a low milk production, which can interfere with the baby’s growth. Low milk supply exists and there are mothers who are unable to maintain exclusive breastfeeding. Many women desperately seek the cause of their low milk production and do not always find the answers. To understand hypogalactia (low milk production) you should know first, that it is multifactorial, that is…

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COVID-19 VACCINE AND BREASTFEEDING

COVID-19 VACCINE AND BREASTFEEDING

Updated December 22, 2020 Recently we have had many consultations about the compatibility of the COVID-19 vaccine with breastfeeding. In some countries like the UK it has already been given to certain groups of people, such as health professionals or people who are at increased risk. If you have been recommended the vaccine because of your personal situation/condition and you are breastfeeding, is the vaccine compatible with breastfeeding? On 21/12/2020 the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published on the safety…

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