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THE RELACTATION PROCESS

THE RELACTATION PROCESS

Relactation is the re-establishment of breastmilk supply in a woman who has given birth, after milk secretion has significantly been reduced, interrupted or inhibited altogether, either because of inability or unwillingness to breastfeed after childbirth. Requests for help in relactation are common, it is a process in which women must be accompanied and they need to know very well the steps and actions to be taken to increase breast milk production while reducing the amount of formula offered to the…

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Formula Milk Shortage in the US: What to Do?

Formula Milk Shortage in the US: What to Do?

In the last few weeks, a formula milk shortage is happening in the United States. According to local media reports, the problem has worsened to the point that supermarkets, pharmacies and other retailers that sell baby formula are out of stock of these products, which are essential for feeding so many infants. A large number of bottle-feeding families now find themselves rationing the cans of formula they have at home, giving less than needed amounts, watering down bottles, and driving…

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Children’s Rights in Hospital

Children’s Rights in Hospital

The 13th of May marks the occasion of the International Day of the Hospitalized Child, so in this article, we would like to talk about the rights of hospitalized children. The hospitalization of a child can be a shock to families and their children. Additionally, if you are breastfeeding and/or have other children, this can be extremely difficult to manage. There are international agreements that protect hospitalized children and their families in this situation. The rights of hospitalized children are included in…

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Lupus and Breastfeeding

Lupus and Breastfeeding

Today is World Lupus Day and we would like to talk about breastfeeding with lupus. Worldwide more than 5 million people have this disease and nine out of every ten of them are women. Nutritionist Iria Quintáns Álvarez wrote this post, she is an expert in lupus as she suffers from this autoimmune disease herself. You can find her on Instagram @nutrienfamilia Lupus and breastfeeding Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body mistakenly believes it should ‘attack’ its own…

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“Breastfeeding was my biggest challenge”: a breastfeeding story

“Breastfeeding was my biggest challenge”: a breastfeeding story

“It was a real challenge.” This is how Vicotria’s, one of our users, breastfeeding journey started. If you also wish to send us yours, you can do so by sending your story to: [email protected] I had a complex and long labour in which my daughter had a hard time. With every contraction, she strangled herself with the umbilical cord but it was only seen afterwards when she was born. When they put her on top of me for skin to…

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Can I go to the dentist if I am breastfeeding?

Can I go to the dentist if I am breastfeeding?

Going to the dentist and a good dental hygiene routine is always important to maintain teeth and gums healthy and during the breastfeeding period, this is just as important, or even more so, than at any other stage of our lives. There are still many misconceptions and a lack of information about what to do and what not to do while breastfeeding. We receive many questions on this subject and we thought it was time to shed some light on…

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Is microblading safe when breastfeeding?

Is microblading safe when breastfeeding?

Many people have asked us if they can have microblading when they are breastfeeding. After having a baby, once everything settles down, many of us often feel the need to find small spaces for self-care, reserve moments to feel at ease with ourselves and regain time to read, go for a walk, get back in touch with friends or family and some of us take the opportunity to have a cosmetic treatment. It is great that you want to take…

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“By the time we went home, I felt helpless”

“By the time we went home, I felt helpless”

Cristina has sent us this moving story, which we have called “By the time we went home, I felt helpless”, about her breastfeeding journey. If you would like to send us yours, please email it to: [email protected] We would like to thank Cristina for her generosity in sharing her story. Here is her experience: If there is something, I always wanted throughout my life, it was to be a mom. Raising children and caring is something that has always been…

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The “Linguinha” Test: Checking for Tongue-Tie is Law in Brazil

The “Linguinha” Test: Checking for Tongue-Tie is Law in Brazil

In 2014, the tongue-tie test was introduced by then-president of Brazil Dilma Rousseff by law according to which it became “mandatory to perform the Protocol for the Evaluation of the Lingual Frenulum in Babies, in all hospitals and maternity wards, in children born in their dependencies”. With this decision, Brazil became the first country in the world to offer this test in all maternity wards. Who created this so-called ‘tongue test’? The author is the Brazilian phono-audiologist Roberta Martinelli, vice-coordinator…

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Does abrupt weaning increase the risk of breast cancer?

Does abrupt weaning increase the risk of breast cancer?

In 2019, Basree et al. published a scientific study in which they studied whether abrupt weaning caused histological and molecular changes in the mammary gland (1) with the aim of understanding possible mechanisms of cancer protection in extended breastfeeding. This study assumes that breastfeeding generally decreases the risk of breast cancer, but it has been observed that the duration of breastfeeding has an impact on the risk of developing some types of cancer, such as triple negative breast cancer (TNBC),…

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