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How to choose the size of the breast pump funnel

How to choose the size of the breast pump funnel

How to choose the size of your breast pump funnel? The breast pump provokes feelings of love and hate for the mothers who use it. It can be a great ally to maintaining your breastfeeding journey, but it can also be torture, especially if you do not find a pump that suits you well. Getting the funnel size right is the key to a pleasant and effective breastmilk extraction. And just in the same way as you buy shoes in…

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When a milk top-up is necessary (supplementing)

When a milk top-up is necessary (supplementing)

Sometimes babies need additional milk, but many get “little top-ups” or are supplemented when they don’t need it. Supplementing milk is mostly associated with artificial milk, which can create problems for breastfeeding. Today we will talk about supplementing additional milk to breastfeeding; when it is needed, if it is necessary and the best options of how to give them. What are “top-ups”, and what is supplementing? These are variable amounts of milk, which are given to the baby once or…

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

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

A growth spurt, also sometimes called a breastfeeding crisis, is a response by the baby to a clear increase in milk demand. Your baby will ask to breastfeed at all times and may be nervous, irritable and seemingly insatiable. Coincidentally, these increases in demand occur around the same time for 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 most do, and it…

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What is nipple confusion and how can it be resolved?

What is nipple confusion and how can it be resolved?

There has been a debate about whether nipple confusion in breastfeeding (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 show that there are all types of babies: those who can suckle a teat, a pacifier/dummy 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…

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Breastfeeding during pregnancy: when can weaning be necessary?

Breastfeeding during pregnancy: when can weaning be necessary?

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

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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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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. *When suffering mastitis it is very important to continue to drain the breast. For this reason, it is not recommended to wean children from the breast during this time. How to wean from the breast correctly for the mammary gland Weaning is the process according to…

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Breastfeeding and Hair Loss

Breastfeeding and Hair Loss

Last week a mother contacted us 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 without a doubt that “alopecia” was the fault of breastfeeding. He explained that this was what happened to all breastfeeding mothers. That breastfeeding depleted the vitamins in the mother’s body and caused this misfortune. Apparently, everyone knows that breastfeeding causes devastating hair loss…

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How to stop breastfeeding a baby younger than one-year-old

How to stop breastfeeding a baby younger than one-year-old

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 from the breast when babies are younger than a year old or even a few months or days old. As you know, you can consult the LactApp app for further information about weaning at any age and situation so you have all the information possible in your hands and…

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What I mean by respected birth

What I mean by respected birth

When we talk about respected childbirth, each person can feel it or live it in a different way, and we could see it from many perspectives: the mother, the partner, the baby, the midwife, the assistant, and 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 a respected birth, the experience and the individual perception…

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