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Your story: weaning with band-aids

Your story: weaning with band-aids

I am a mom of a six-year-old girl and a twenty-five-month-old toddler with whom I just started weaning five days ago. I thought I was totally ready, but as I keep him away from my breast, I realize that I would still love to have him attached for another few months. But then I remember the anxiety I felt in the last few weeks and I stand my ground again. Leo is a high-demand baby. I found this out because…

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When breastmilk tastes salty

When breastmilk tastes salty

What if breastmilk tastes salty? Breast milk contains a large volume of lactose, which gives it a surprising and unmistakable sweet taste. However, under certain circumstances, it can change its taste from sweet to very salty. Many mothers have noticed this, which can be a reason for worry. Why does it happen? The cells where human milk is made are lined up side by side. During pregnancy and the first days of a baby’s life, these cells stay separate before…

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I have a lump in the breast: diagnostic tests and breastfeeding

I have a lump in the breast: diagnostic tests and breastfeeding

Suppose a nursing mother feels a lump in her breast. Once it has been ruled out that this is a circumstance related to breastfeeding, the mother should see a healthcare provider or gynecologist expert in breast pathologies and have the appropriate diagnostic tests. But when this process begins, many questions arise, and often, mothers are invited to stop breastfeeding altogether at this point, either before or during the tests. Today we answer the most common questions about this case, so…

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My baby won’t let go of my breast and feeds constantly

My baby won’t let go of my breast and feeds constantly

Mothers are told over and over again that breastfeeding needs to be offered on demand. What does this mean? Every time babies ask for or seem to want breast milk, you give them access to your breast so they can feed for as long as they need and as many times as they need, without any limits. What demand for breastfeeding can you expect from your baby? The expectations of breastfeeding demand you might have before becoming a mother are…

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From side to side: a never-ending tale

From side to side: a never-ending tale

When you are breastfeeding a newborn baby, you are the mother, and you are in charge. It may sound radical when you hear it like that, but what we mean is that it is you, the mother, who decides which breast to give your baby each time. Just by feeling both your breasts a little, you can simply decide which side’s turn it is. Your baby needs to follow your decision and take whatever side they are offered. If you…

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Your breasts after breastfeeding

Your breasts after breastfeeding

During pregnancy, your body undergoes many changes, some of which are more visible than others. Some may also be totally unexpected, such as the changes in your breasts, but what about your breasts after breastfeeding? Many mothers are concerned about how to recover their breasts after weaning, so let’s talk about it. An increased breast volume is one of the most visible physical symptoms of pregnancy and usually happens in the first few weeks of the first trimester; breasts are…

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My baby is straining when breastfeeding

My baby is straining when breastfeeding

“My baby is straining at the breast, and I’m worried. Everything was going well with breastfeeding, but he’s been uncomfortable for a few days now. When he has been suckling for a while he starts to push and straining, gets uncomfortable, and makes noises. Is my breast milk bad for him? Should I do anything? I don’t know what’s wrong with him, and I’m very upset to see him like this.” Anonymous LactApp user Breastfeeding babies do many things and…

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Top 100 Maternity Content Creators

Top 100 Maternity Content Creators

We have selected the Top 100 maternity content creators in Spain and Latin America and now it’s up to you to be the jury to decide who is the best in each category. From Tuesday 25 June until 14 July, voting will take place for the most outstanding Spanish-speaking maternity content creators of 2024. ACCESS THE VOTING (only in Spanish) What is the LactApp Creators project? Every year, LactApp launches a research project in the breastfeeding and maternity sector. This…

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Weaning: definition, types and tricks to stop breastfeeding

Weaning: definition, types and tricks to stop breastfeeding

What is weaning Weaning is the process that ends breastfeeding. Just like breastfeeding, weaning has an evolution and specific “times” to be taken into account during the process. At LactApp, we want to accompany this process no matter how it is or whenever it is for you. That’s why this article summarizes all the information so that all the ideas and resources you may need are available to you. During pregnancy, we emphasize the need for women to get informed…

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7 tricks to keep your breastfeeding baby from twiddling

7 tricks to keep your breastfeeding baby from twiddling

Does your breastfeeding baby or toddler play with your nipples when breastfeeding? At about 10 to 15 months, children improve their fine motor skills a lot, and they often start with what is called twiddling.Now, every day, they become more skilled at holding a grip with their index finger and thumb. This is undoubtedly a great advance in their fine motor skills, but it can also be an uncomfortable nuisance for breastfeeding mothers. At this point, babies begin with ‘twiddling’…

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