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Would you like your personal maternity picture being featured inside our App and reflect real motherhood?   LactApp is a beautiful project that has grown so much thanks to each and every one of you. Since the first version of the app was released on October 1st, 2015, a lot has happened. Women from many corners of the world have come to us for answers and shared their concerns and joys with us, making LactApp more open and inclusive. LactApp…

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“My baby uses me as a pacifier / dummy”

“My baby uses me as a pacifier / dummy”

“My baby actively breastfeeds and then seems to fall asleep. I think she stops eating and just uses me as a pacifier. Everyone tells me that I shouldn’t let her do this, and if she has already eaten, I must stop the feed. What should I do? It doesn’t hurt or bother me that she does this” As breastfeeding mothers, one of the things we are told the most is: your baby uses you as a pacifier/dummy. Apparently, this is…

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Debunking 10 Curious Myths About Breastfeeding

Debunking 10 Curious Myths About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is plagued by myths. Most of them are absurd. If you stop to reflect, you will see that they don’t make any sense, so today, we will debunk 10 of them. 1. You cannot drink water while you are breastfeeding. This myth says that if you drink water while you are breastfeeding, the milk will become watery or you will produce too much milk. There isn’t any reasoning behind this statement. As we have said before, a breastfeeding mother…

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Breastfeeding from one or both sides?

Breastfeeding from one or both sides?

It seems incredible that we haven’t done this blog entry before, because one of the most common questions for any mother who starts breastfeeding is: should I feed from one side or both sides at each session? We have two breasts, and there are a few things you should know before we begin to give answers: each breast has its own independent milk production, us mothers and our baby will prefer one of our two breasts, each breast can produce…

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Why we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2020

Why we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2020

It’s World Breastfeeding Week and we would like to celebrate you! This year has seen the most important global health crisis in modern history. What did this mean for breastfeeding mothers? Maybe you are a mother who has given birth in this pandemic, many of you completely alone in hospital without their partners. Birth plans have changed, some places have seen all home births cancelled and some mothers decided that “freebirthing”, unassisted childbirth at home, was the only option for…

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How to prevent sore nipples when breastfeeding

How to prevent sore nipples when breastfeeding

It seems that most women assume that breastfeeding is painful during the first few days or even believe that it is necessary to wait for the nipples to “toughen up” but this is not the case at all. Nipple damage should not be part of breastfeeding as well as pain should not be part of breastfeeding.   What are sore nipples? Sore nipples from breastfeeding are wounds of bigger or smaller size to the nipple: at the front, sides or…

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What Your Baby Learns in the Womb to Prepare for Breastfeeding

What Your Baby Learns in the Womb to Prepare for Breastfeeding

Women, orcas and female primates, are the only ones among all mammals who have to learn how to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is not something that comes spontaneously, it is natural but not instinctive and it also depends on the culture and society you live in.   But what about babies? Is breastfeeding a learning experience for them too? Babies learn how to breastfeed during pregancy in the womb, because biologically breastfeeding is key to the survival of our little ones. They are…

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Skin to Skin – the Golden Hours after Birth

Skin to Skin – the Golden Hours after Birth

A human baby is born totally helpless. It needs its mother to survive: her food, her arms, her body, her temperature, her sound, her presence. When a baby lies on her mother’s body, she feels safe, knows she is protected and can relax. Today we talk about that skin-to-skin contact, which even sounds like a medical treatment and which is actually what humanity has been replicating throughout its existence as part of our survival strategy as a species. What is…

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10 tips to prepare for breastfeeding while pregnant

10 tips to prepare for breastfeeding while pregnant

No one would think of driving a car without preparing to do so. First, we have to study the theory, then take a few (and sometimes many) driving lessons and then we still neet to to gain experience and start driving many times, before we can change gears without thinking about it and only then everything will start to flow automatically. The same happens for breastfeeding, we really should prepare for what is to come, prepare for your breastfeeding journey….

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Eating during lockdown

Eating during lockdown

Your nutrition during coronavirus times: recommendations by our dietitian and nutritionist Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have been in lockdown and self-isolation for some weeks now, in many parts of the world. This situation of confinement has broken all our daily routines. It is a very new situation for all of us and we might notice, that these changes are affecting us, on a psychological level and also in the way we eat: our eating habits and…

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