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Your baby’s three-month growth spurt: questions and answers

Your baby’s three-month growth spurt: questions and answers

As many of you know, a growth spurt, or sometimes also called a breastfeeding crisis, is a response to a clear increase in milk demand from the baby, who asks to breastfeed at all times and may be nervous, irritable and seemingly insatiable. Coincidentally, these increases in demand occur around the same time to all babies. This shows that it is a common, biological and necessary behaviour, that most of us go through. Some mothers may not notice it, but…

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What is nipple confusion and how can it be solved?

What is nipple confusion and how can it be solved?

There has been a debate whether nipple confusion (or sometimes called nipple-teat confusion) exists or whether it is a myth. In reality, evidence and our experience in supporting thousands of breastfeeding mothers shows, there are all types of babies: those who can suck a teat, a pacifier/dummie and at the mother’s breast interchangeably without any problems and other babies, who are given one single feed from a bottle and seem to no longer know or want to breastfeed. There are…

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PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING: WHEN CAN WEANING BE NECESSARY?

PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING: WHEN CAN WEANING BE NECESSARY?

Breastfeeding during pregnancy is something more and more women are doing. It is not easy for them, as they are likely to receive comments and opinions regarding the risk of breastfeeding while they are pregnant. None of this is true and when all goes well, there is no reason to stop breastfeeding. But what if something goes wrong? Today we want to see the other side of the coin and talk about the cases in which giving up breastfeeding is…

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Breast milk storage: summary chart

Breast milk storage: summary chart

Handling and storing breast milk can be scary but is much simpler than it sounds. As this is a common doubt, we present you quick information on the preservation of milk. FRESH MILK: Fresh milk: In the fridge for 3 to 5 days. Fresh milk at room temperature (summer): 4 hours Fresh milk at room temperature (winter): 6 hours Fresh milk to be refrigerated and then frozen: No more than 24 hours in the refrigerator. FROZEN: Milk frozen at (-19…

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Choosing the size of your breast pump funnel

Choosing the size of your breast pump funnel

The breast pump awakens a love-hate in the mothers who use it. It can be a great ally to maintain our lactation but it can also be a torture above all if we do not succeed with the extractor that suits us well. Getting the funnel size right is the key to a pleasant and effective extraction. And the same way we buy shoes in our size, we should keep in mind that not all nipples are the same. That…

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How to avoid mastitis during weaning

How to avoid mastitis during weaning

One of the causes of mastitis is poor drainage from the breast during weaning. Therefore, it is important that specific instructions are followed when reducing the amount of milk that is produced during weaning.   *It is important to continue draining the breasts when suffering mastitis. For this reason it is not recommended to wean during this time. How to carry out weaning properly for the mammary gland Weaning is the process according to which the baby stops breastfeeding exclusively…

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Hair loss and lactation

Hair loss and lactation

Last week a girl sent us a consult, to tell us she was going bald. In fact, her hairdresser had told her quite clearly. She lost more than 100 (???) hairs a day and that was a bad symptom and without a doubt that “alopecia” was the fault of lactation. He explained that this was what happened to all breastfeeding mothers. That breastfeeding depleted the vitamins in the mother’s body and that this caused that capillary misfortune. Apparently, everyone knows…

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Weaning of babies younger than one year old – WEANING TIPS

Weaning of babies younger than one year old – WEANING TIPS

When we have talked about weaning before, we have tended to focus on babies over the age of one year old. In this blog post, we’re going to talk about weaning when babies are younger than a year old or even a few months or days old. As you know, you can consult in the LactApp app for further information about weaning at any age and situation, so that you will have all the information possible in your hands and…

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When a milk top-up is necessary (supplementing)

When a milk top-up is necessary (supplementing)

Many babies get “little top-ups” or supplements when they don’t need them. Milk supplementation is mostly associated with artificial milk, which can create problems for breastfeeding. Today we will talk about supplements, when they are needed, and, if they are necessary, the best options for how to give them.   What are “top-ups”, what is supplementing? These are variable amounts of milk, which are given to the baby once or several times a day after the usual breastfeeding sessions, to…

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What I mean by respected childbirth

What I mean by respected childbirth

When we talk about respected childbirth, each person can feel it or live it in a way, and that is that we could see it from many perspectives … the mother, the couple, the baby, the midwife, the assistant, the obstetrician …   Each person could give a different definition of what a respected birth is for her, and in the end although we could, in fact there are protocols with items that advocate for the respected birth, the experience,…

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