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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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BLW or pureed food: what does the scientific evidence say?

BLW or pureed food: what does the scientific evidence say?

BLW or pureed food: is there scientific evidence to support the benefits of one method over the other? If a few weeks ago we wrote about the scientific evidence of BLW in relation to breastfeeding, now we focus on reviewing the published scientific evidence on infant growth and food intake of BLW babies compared to traditional spoon-fed babies.  BLW or pureed food One of the biggest fears that both health care providers and families have about BLW is that infants…

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Drug compatibility and breastfeeding

Drug compatibility and breastfeeding

On drug compatibility and breastfeeding, today we share with you the main points of the practical workshop on how to use the e-lactancia.org website that the pharmacist and co-author of the website Silvia Moyano gave at the LactApp Medical Congress. Moyano addressed, among other aspects, the pharmacokinetic characteristics of a substance to be able to assess the compatibility of drugs and breastfeeding and the risk posed by that substance for an infant. He explained how to take into account the…

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BLW and breastfeeding: what does the scientific evidence say?

BLW and breastfeeding: what does the scientific evidence say?

In this post we review what the scientific evidence says about BLW and breastfeeding. The Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) method allows the baby to feed itself in a self-regulated manner by eating autonomously with its hands and avoiding the traditional method of spooning pureed food. The method has multiple benefits compared to the traditional method of spooning pureed food.  One of the most important is that it might be more respectful with breastfeeding.  There are several published studies that have studied the…

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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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