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I didn’t expect my baby to breastfeed so much!

I didn’t expect my baby to breastfeed so much!

In fact, I didn’t expect it at all, and it seems to me that I’m not mistaken when I say that a large number of women who are mothers for the first time didn’t expect it either… And why? It’s hard to know why we have these expectations for our babies. Maybe because we have little contact with babies in our daily lives, maybe because the experience of motherhood is so intense that you don’t really realize the situation until…

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Grief. A lost breastfeeding.

Grief. A lost breastfeeding.

Grief is defined as pain, pity, affliction or feeling. It is something that, although we would prefer to avoid, usually comes into our lives, so suddenly, sometimes without warning, other confirming what we had been fearing for some time. And it hurts deep down… It covers you with a dark shadow and you get to feel that you will stay there, hidden, forever. Grief may be of different intensity depending on what is lost, but it almost always leaves a…

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Breasts, breastfeeding and emotions

Breasts, breastfeeding and emotions

Do you remember when your breasts started to grow? How did you feel? Did you receive any kind of comment that bothered you? Did you ever feel ashamed about how your body was developing? Did your environment encourage you to feel comfortable with your breasts or maybe you had to cover yourself constantly?   It could be that one of these questions removes you or that even today your behavior is conditioned as a result of those experiences, had you…

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Breastfeeding after a C-section

Breastfeeding after a C-section

The hospital routines in many countries still do not allow in many cases to humanize cesarean sections and make them less traumatic for the new family. The presence of the couple at birth by caesarean section is normally not allowed, nor is it possible to maintain a first contact with the skin that promotes a suitable start to breastfeeding. Mothers are transferred to recovery where they can be a few hours without their babies. And the parents may end up…

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Plagiocephaly and lactation

Plagiocephaly and lactation

What is plagiocephaly? Plagiocephaly is an asymmetry of the baby’s head that occurs in about 10% of breastfed babies. Within the normal check-ups of the infant, several tests are performed to identify certain asymmetries such as the folds of the thighs among others. The same occurs in the head, where in addition to measuring the circumference to determine its correct growth in size, an asymmetry can be detected in its oblique axes, which is called postural plagiocephaly or occipital plagiocephaly,…

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My exclusive pumping with my two babies

My exclusive pumping with my two babies

Before becoming pregnant I had already been reading about breastfeeding, but I had read little about offering expressed breast milk until we were told that we were going to be parents of two babies. Researching about tandem breastfeeding, I began to see things about pumped breast milk, especially to give a little break to the mother with two babies. At that time I didn’t completely rule this possibility, but I did continue to be in the lead in doing exclusive…

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Colostrum, a treasure

Colostrum, a treasure

Many cultures have considered —and some still do— that colostrum is useless or bad and should therefore be avoided. In these cases, the baby is left for several hours, sometimes days, without eating anything at all or is fed with traditional preparations. But nothing could be further from the truth, since colostrum is a unique food adapted to the specific needs of a newborn baby.   Colostrum begins to occur between 12-16 weeks of pregnancy and sometimes its presence is…

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Is breastfeeding a mother-and-baby thing only?

Is breastfeeding a mother-and-baby thing only?

Breastfeeding is not a type of parenting. Breastfeeding is the natural way to raise your baby, the first 6 months exclusively, from there with other foods.   What does this mean? It means that, although the breasts are the mother’s and the sucking belongs to the baby, breastfeeding must be 100% supported by the couple, the family and society as a whole. Why? Because it is a question of humanity. Because that is what human biology wants, because breastfeeding in…

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Expressed milk – pumping vs breastfeeding

Expressed milk – pumping vs breastfeeding

There are multiple circumstances in which a mother decides to pump instead of breastfeeding directly, this means to express her milk either manually or mechanically and offer it to the baby in a bottle or other container.   When this option is considered, it can make it easier for us to know the hole process and some of the situations that can occur:   Is breastfeeding directly the same as giving expressed milk with a bottle?   We could say…

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