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10 Tips on Weaning a Baby Older than 1 Year

10 Tips on Weaning a Baby Older than 1 Year

Weaning is a star topic in the LactApp’s app, and that’s because it’s still a taboo topic. On the net you can find a lot of information about breastfeeding, especially the first months, but when we cross the barrier of the year, the information becomes scarce and often poor or unrealistic. It is important to start from the premise that we often only treat as ideal those weanings that are done naturally or very gradually, but let me tell you…

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5 expectations vs 5 realities of motherhood

5 expectations vs 5 realities of motherhood

1 Expectations: The baby wants to breastfeed all day because the breast works on demand but do not worry that as the baby grows, the feedings will be spaced out and the baby will claim you less. Reality: Baby feeds do not decrease in number over time, they may even increase. What you may notice is that during the first few days you spend a lot of time breastfeeding because the baby is very small and needs to rest while…

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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 with a breast pump

10 Tricks for pumping more milk with a breast pump

Pumping milk with a breast pump is something that most mothers are facing at some point during breastfeeding. Whether you are going out for a few hours or you are going back to work and want to leave milk for your baby. It’s always got to know some of the following tricks and even more so if these are getting you to express more milk. Here are some hints for getting more milk with a breast pump:   Brands: something…

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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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How to know that everything is going well the first few days

How to know that everything is going well the first few days

Any mother could feel anxious about the first days of breastfeeding, when everything is new, and we are invaded by doubts and fears. In this post, we talk about what we can pay attention at the first few days after the birth of our baby and that it will let you know how things are going. Pain: For the first 15-17 days, when your baby latches on to your breast you may feel a pinching sensation, which should not last…

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All about nipple shields

All about nipple shields

A few years ago, nipple shields were kind of like the devil. The rule was “take out the nipple shields” and we encouraged all mothers to remove them as soon as possible. The nipple shields that were used a few years ago have nothing to do with today’s nipple shields, and that type of nipple shield did endanger breastfeeding.   Why? The oldest nipple shields were made of materials as varied as glass, silver or ivory. Nipple shields from the 70s…

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