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My baby fights breastfeeding

My baby fights breastfeeding

It is very common for mothers to feel at some point during their breastfeeding journey that their baby fights breastfeeding. When a baby behaves in this way and is fuzzy at the breast, all alarms immediately go off, and there are a thousand thoughts you could have related to this behavior: maybe I don’t have enough milk, my baby doesn’t like my milk, my baby rejects me or my baby doesn’t like it and so on. When a baby does…

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Understanding typical behavior of breastfeeding babies

Understanding typical behavior of breastfeeding babies

When you have your first baby, everything they do may seem very strange to you, or it may cause you a lot of worries when you don’t understand what is happening with them. Also, the typical behavior of breastfeeding babies tends to change as they get older, which is even more confusing. In this article, we will describe the different behaviors of babies during the first year, although some can happen beyond this age. Knowing how to identify these behaviors…

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How do I get my breastfeeding baby to take a bottle with my milk?

How do I get my breastfeeding baby to take a bottle with my milk?

If you have to or want to give your breastfeeding baby pumped breast milk, you will most likely consider using a baby bottle. Baby bottles are the most well-known and socially accepted feeding method, but they are not the only way. What happens if there is no other choice and you have to give breast milk in a bottle? These are some of the common questions that mothers and families have asked us: My baby arches her back with all…

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Breast compressions: how to help your baby to get more milk

Breast compressions: how to help your baby to get more milk

How can you help your baby to get more milk out of your breast? With breast compressions. When a baby doesn’t drink enough milk and doesn’t gain enough weight or has difficulties making efficient sucking motions, this forces them to feed constantly to get the amount of milk they need. Here is how you can help your baby with this simple technique. This method is very simple and allows you, as a breastfeeding mother, to optimize feeds and shorten the…

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Do they wean themselves one day? Natural weaning

Do they wean themselves one day? Natural weaning

Will children ever wean by themselves? What is the natural weaning age? In our society, weaning happens very early. It is much more frequent that breastfeeding journeys last months rather than years. The first time I saw a child about three years old breastfeeding, I couldn’t believe my eyes. At that time, my daughter was barely two months old, and I had not considered that breastfeeding could last ‘that long.’ I have discussed this feeling with many mothers who were…

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Breast milk comes out of baby’s nose: what to know (nasal reflux)

Breast milk comes out of baby’s nose: what to know (nasal reflux)

When babies are breastfeeding, they learn to coordinate sucking, swallowing, and breathing.This is a complex process; for some babies, it may take more time to fully master it. And sometimes milk comes out of baby’s nose. In another article, we have discussed what causes spitting up or vomiting, so today, we will try to shed some light on a more complex matter: what happens and why does it happen when a baby brings up milk, and it comes out from…

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Is spitting up after every feeding normal?

Is spitting up after every feeding normal?

Almost all babies are spitting up after feeding. But as common as it is, it often makes new families nervous. The baby is usually soaked through, and immediately after getting it all out, they ask to breastfeed again. How can this be? This is where the worries start… Should I breastfeed again immediately after? Is it normal that they spit up so much milk? Does what comes out look normal? And is it normal that my baby spits up that…

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What can I put on my nipples to wean my toddler?

What can I put on my nipples to wean my toddler?

The question “What can I put on my nipples to wean my toddler?” is a common search on Google. It refers to applying something with a strong flavor, such as garlic, mustard, vinegar, or spicy products, on the breast to stop the toddler from suckling. This being a common query shows us that there is a problem of lack of information in a common scenario. Most of the time, when a mother wants to wean, she is alone in this….

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When is my milk coming in?

When is my milk coming in?

Many mothers are worried about their milk coming in in the first hours after their baby is born. So, the first thing you need to know is that you already have milk. Colostrum might have a different name, but it is breastmilk. It is the first milk your baby needs, and although you may think that it seems to be not much of it, your baby has enough with these small initial doses of this yellow treasure. All mothers experience…

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Trying to conceive while breastfeeding

Trying to conceive while breastfeeding

Many of you ask us how to try to get pregnant and trying to conceive while breastfeeding again when you are still breastfeeding. So today, we are going to talk about this topic. When you are breastfeeding, you experience what is called amenorrhea, which means that for a certain period of time, you don’t menstruate or ovulate. When you get pregnant again, the milk supply drops sharply, and that’s why your body tries to avoid pregnancy before the first year…

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