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Microbiota in subacute mastitis

Microbiota in subacute mastitis

In acute mastitis, we talk about macrobiota. Subacute mastitis is associated with bacterial overgrowth of coagulase-negative staphylococci, such as Staphylococcus epidermidis, and streptococci of the viridans and mitis groups, such as Streptococcus mitis or Streptococcus salivarius2,3. Even so, the aetiology and diagnosis of subacute mastitis are controversial. Some authors point to underdiagnosis of this type of mastitis, which could lead to early weaning due to pain or long-lasting discomfort. Therefore, more studies providing evidence on the aetiology of subacute mastitis…

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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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Breast pumps: Recommendations for correct use

Breast pumps: Recommendations for correct 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 (exclusive pumping) 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 need to have and use a breast pump and so each case should be assessed…

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Warning signs for an under 15 days old breastfed baby

Warning signs for an under 15 days old breastfed baby

When you have your first baby and are breastfeeding, at the beginning everything is new. So it is very easy to miss important warning signs, because it can be quite complicated to distinguish what is normal from what is not normal. When should you go and see your health care professional? In the following we will discuss any doubts or fears you might have and list important warning signs and when you should get checked out by a health care…

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Warning signs in an infant under 15 days

Warning signs in an infant under 15 days

At the beginning of maternity and breastfeeding everything is new, so it is very easy not to recognize any warning signs, because distinguishing what is normal from what is not can be quite complicated. In what situations should you go to your pediatrician? Well, if you have any doubts or fears, which we will discuss here: The baby sleeps a lot or doesn’t wake up Breastfeeding works on demand once the baby has regained his or her birth weight. At…

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