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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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When milk supplementation is necessary

When milk supplementation is necessary

Many babies get “little helpers” or supplements when they don’t need them. In addition, milk supplementation is associated with artificial milk, which can hinder breastfeeding. Today we talk about supplements, when they are needed, and if they are necessary the best options for administering them.   What are “little helpers” / supplements? These are variable amounts of milk, which are given to the baby once or several times a day after the usual breastfeeding, to help them gain or regain…

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THE GREAT CRISIS OF THE THREE MONTHS

THE GREAT CRISIS OF THE THREE MONTHS

As many of you know, a breastfeeding crisis responds to a clear increase in demand for the baby, who asks for breast at all times, may be nervous, irritable and seem insatiable. Coincidentally, these increases in demand occur more or less around the same time to all babies. So it shows that it is a habitual, biological and necessary behavior that most of us go through. Some mothers may not notice it, but most do, and it can be quite…

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How to prepare a feeding bottle properly

How to prepare a feeding bottle properly

Every women should have all the information she may need in order to decide which breastfeeding experience she desire to have. We can not forget that many women offer mixed breastfeeding to their babies (breastfeeding plus artificial milk) so we think it is appropriate to talk today about how to prepare a bottle. We don’t know if you’ve been up to date with the latest news about babies suffering from salmonellosis, as the formula they were drinking was contaminated with…

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milk supplements for breastfeeding babies

milk supplements for breastfeeding babies

Babies are often supplemented during breastfeeding, sometimes with formula and sometimes with breast milk. The introduction of a supplement, both continent and content, can affect the feeding of the baby, so it is necessary to study well its real need. In this article we will discuss what supplements are, when they are needed, and the best options for administering them. What are supplements? These are variable amounts of milk, which are given to the baby once or several times a…

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First hours after C-section

First hours after C-section

Currently, one in five babies is born by C-section in the world and although there is increasing knowledge about postpartum after this type of intervention, it is true that mothers may face similar difficulties and myths may appear that could affect the good start of breastfeeding. We are going to resolve the main doubts that mothers may have about the start of breastfeeding after a caesarean section.   If I am anaesthetised, do I have to wait to breastfeed? No,…

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10 Tricks for pumping more milk

10 Tricks for pumping more milk

Pumping is something all mothers must face at some point during breastfeeding. Whether it’s to go out for a few hours or to go back to work and leave milk for the baby.   Who doesn’t like tricks? And even more so if these tricks are for getting more milk, here are some ideas for getting more milk with each pumping:   Brands: something to keep in mind As in other articles: cars, household appliances… there are various brands of…

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Tattoos and piercings during lactation

Tattoos and piercings during lactation

A recurrent consultation at LactApp refers to the compatibility of tattoos and piercings with breastfeeding.   Breast Piercings   Let’s start with the piercings which is easier and shorter. During breastfeeding or pregnancy is not recommended to perform any type of perforation in the nipple, because of the risk of infection and the pain it can cause. If you have a piercing in the nipple and want to breastfeed, do not have doubts, the answer is yes, you can breastfeed….

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How can I know that breastfeeding is already established?

How can I know that breastfeeding is already established?

“Hi, I’m a new mother and I have a doubt: how can I know that breastfeeding is already established? All those we consult tell us what happens between the fourth and sixth week of the baby’s life, others that after 15 days it is already established… How can we know?” We will try to explain to you what we mean by the concept of “established lactation”. The first thing we need to know is that babies learn to breastfeed in…

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Tubular breasts: what they are and how they can affect breastfeeding

Tubular breasts: what they are and how they can affect breastfeeding

Tubular breasts are a structural malformation of the mammary gland that leads to an atypical mammary structure and can affect a woman’s ability to produce breast milk. How to identify tuberous breasts? The breasts that develop in this way can be identified with the naked eye by asymmetry and shape, because the breast can develop in a conical shape, with a clear scarce breast tissue in the lower part of the breast and areolas exaggeratedly prominent or ringed. The breast…

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