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NIPPLE-TEAT CONFUSION WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT BE SOLVED?

NIPPLE-TEAT CONFUSION WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT BE SOLVED?

It has been debated for years whether the nipple-teat confusion exists or whether it is a myth. The truth is that there are babies who can suck a teat, a teat, a pacifier and nipples … And others who put a teat bottle in their mouth and it seems that they no longer know or want to breastfeed. There are two main challenges with bottle feeding and they are as much for the content as for the continent. In the…

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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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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 will 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…

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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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