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7 tricks to keep your breastfeeding baby from twiddling

7 tricks to keep your breastfeeding baby from twiddling

Does your breastfeeding baby or toddler play with your nipples when breastfeeding? At about 10 to 15 months, children improve their fine motor skills a lot, and they often start with what is called twiddling.Now, every day, they become more skilled at holding a grip with their index finger and thumb. This is undoubtedly a great advance in their fine motor skills, but it can also be an uncomfortable nuisance for breastfeeding mothers. At this point, babies begin with ‘twiddling’…

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Breastfeeding during pregnancy

Breastfeeding during pregnancy

When a breastfeeding mother becomes pregnant, she may find herself with mixed feelings and questions about whether or not to continue breastfeeding her older child. She may even hear negative comments about continuing to breastfeed during pregnancy, which may come from family and friends as well as healthcare professionals. There are many fears and misconceptions associated with breastfeeding during pregnancy: a perceived increased risk of miscarriage, that the babies or the mother will suffer from nutritional deficiencies, that the older…

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My baby pulls away from the breast when milk sprays out – oversupply

My baby pulls away from the breast when milk sprays out – oversupply

The fountain in the picture is in the city of Nuremberg (Germany) and depicts the six Virtues: Faith, Hope, Charity, Courage, Temperance, and Patience, crowned by the figure of Justice. All 6 statues have “milk” in the form of water coming out of their breasts and spraying out. Most women are worried about having too little breast milk, so this amount of milk is almost everyone’s dream: a free flow of milk sprays! Many mothers may wish for this, but…

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My baby wants to breastfeed constantly

My baby wants to breastfeed constantly

Although you may have heard that babies breastfeed constantly, when your baby arrives, it may actually surprise you how often they nurse. Usually, we are simply not prepared for this! Babies breastfeed for many months, from 8 to 12 times in any 24 hours, which means that you will spend many hours with your baby glued to your breast. You also have to remember that babies take a long time to complete a feed during their first months. They can…

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Is it ok to give a breastfed baby an occasional bottle of formula?

Is it ok to give a breastfed baby an occasional bottle of formula?

Mothers often ask in the LactApp if it is okay to occasionally give their breastfed baby a bottle. Here we won’t talk about returning to (paid) work, which implies a change in family organization, but about those punctual times, when you need cover for a specific occasion: a meeting, a dinner with friends, a short visit, or a doctor’s appointment for example. Official WHO health guidelines recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life. This means,…

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Do you need a pelvic floor checkup?

Do you need a pelvic floor checkup?

Let’s talk about the pelvic floor and why pelvic floor health after pregnancy is so important for women. Do you experience urine leaks when you cough or sneeze? Do you feel pain during sex with penetration? Do you have hemorrhoids? All of these, and more, can be symptoms of your pelvic floor not being in good condition. For too long, it has been thought that urine leaks or pain during intercourse, for example, are the price women pay for being…

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My baby has stopped pooping: infant dyschezia

My baby has stopped pooping: infant dyschezia

“My daughter is one month old and exclusively breastfed. She has been doing strange things when she is breastfeeding for a few days, but before she used to fall asleep and be full. It has been one week now that she has been very restless; she rolls up, makes a lot of noises as if she wants to poop and strains, and sometimes she spits up milk. Then, when she is at the breast, she starts out very calm, but…

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My baby fights breastfeeding

My baby fights breastfeeding

It is very common for mothers to feel at some point during their breastfeeding journey that their baby fights breastfeeding. When a baby behaves in this way and is fuzzy at the breast, all alarms immediately go off, and there are a thousand thoughts you could have related to this behavior: maybe I don’t have enough milk, my baby doesn’t like my milk, my baby rejects me or my baby doesn’t like it and so on. When a baby does…

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Understanding typical behavior of breastfeeding babies

Understanding typical behavior of breastfeeding babies

When you have your first baby, everything they do may seem very strange to you, or it may cause you a lot of worries when you don’t understand what is happening with them. Also, the typical behavior of breastfeeding babies tends to change as they get older, which is even more confusing. In this article, we will describe the different behaviors of babies during the first year, although some can happen beyond this age. Knowing how to identify these behaviors…

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How do I get my breastfeeding baby to take a bottle with my milk?

How do I get my breastfeeding baby to take a bottle with my milk?

If you have to or want to give your breastfeeding baby pumped breast milk, you will most likely consider using a baby bottle. Baby bottles are the most well-known and socially accepted feeding method, but they are not the only way. What happens if there is no other choice and you have to give breast milk in a bottle? These are some of the common questions that mothers and families have asked us: My baby arches her back with all…

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