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Is it possible to maintain mixed feeding?

Is it possible to maintain mixed feeding?

In this article, we will explain what mixed feeding is and how it can be maintained. Mixed feeding is when the baby is fed by a combination of breastmilk and bottle feeding. There are many reasons why you might choose to combine both ways. Whatever your reason, here we will explain some important issues to keep in mind that can help you to solve some of the most common problems. If you would like to maintain mixed feeding, but you…

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Breast pump and mastitis, is there a relationship?

Breast pump and mastitis, is there a relationship?

Are breast pumps related to mastitis? There is no doubt that breast pumps are a very useful tool for nursing mothers and their use is very popular, especially for preparing milk banks for breastfeeding. Studies suggest that breast pumps may cause mastitis because they can cause damage to the breast parenchyma and the nipple-areola complex if a correctly sized funnel is not used, if the suction is too high or if the mother uses the pump for an excessive amount…

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Abusive Marketing of Formula Milk

Abusive Marketing of Formula Milk

WHO and UNICEF launch a joint report that reveals more than half of parents and pregnant women are exposed to abusive practices by companies that manufacture breastmilk substitutes. The report called “How the marketing of formula milk influences our decisions on infant feeding” examines the impact of marketing by companies that manufacture breastmilk substitutes and how this affects the choices consumers make.  According to this report, global breastfeeding rates have increased very little over the past two decades, while sales…

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Breast cancer diagnosis during breastfeeding 

Breast cancer diagnosis during breastfeeding 

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. It is estimated that one in 10 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The age range in which it appears is wide, yet 25% of these cancers develop before the age of 50, so it usually appears during the childbearing years1. In addition, evidence shows that there is a transient increase in the risk of breast cancer in the mother in the first three to four…

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Calories during Breastfeeding

Calories during Breastfeeding

The breastfeeding mother’s diet is a recurring theme. As a Dietitian-Nutritionist, the most important thing I would say to a breastfeeding woman would be: eat healthily. But do it for yourself, not because of being breastfeeding. And do it because you are now a mother and your children are watching you (the availability of food in the home and the power of setting an example is important). But at the same time, there is another recurring question among mothers: “can…

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Hypogalactia: How to Identify it and how to Accompany it?

Hypogalactia: How to Identify it and how to Accompany it?

Hypogalactia is defined as insufficient milk secretion to maintain exclusive breastfeeding. A woman may have milk secretion, but this may not be sufficient and she may need supplementation for the correct feeding of the infant. Studies indicate that 36% of mothers attribute the end of breastfeeding to a lack of milk supply. In reality, in the majority of cases, this is only a perception and is not confirmed, but genuine hypogalactia exists in 5% of mothers either due to anatomical variations…

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Do I have low breast milk supply?

Do I have low breast milk supply?

Usually all mothers have the optimal amount of milk for their babies, but there are situations where mothers may have a low milk production, which can interfere with the baby’s growth. Low milk supply exists and there are mothers who are unable to maintain exclusive breastfeeding. Many women desperately seek the cause of their low milk production and do not always find the answers. To understand hypogalactia (low milk production) you should know first, that it is multifactorial, that is…

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Breastfeeding and Alcohol

Breastfeeding and Alcohol

We get many queries related to alcohol consumption and breastfeeding. This is not an easy topic to address and mothers who seek information about drinking alcohol while breastfeeding find contradictory messages and different information depending on where they live. Here we are trying to shed some light on the subject, by providing different aspects and publications of reputable organisations, so that each mother can make her own decision with the information in hand. The consumption of alcohol Before exposing the…

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How to Give a Bottle the Baby-Led Way: Paced Bottle Feeding

How to Give a Bottle the Baby-Led Way: Paced Bottle Feeding

When we think of giving our baby milk other than breastfeeding, the first thing that comes to our mind is a bottle. But the bottle as a method of feeding and it’s content, in the case of artificial formula, can interfere with your breastfeeding journey and cause difficulties. Your baby may end up rejecting the breast afterwards. Even though nipple confusion is a controversial topic, we often see babies who have difficulty sucking at the breast after being fed from…

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HOW TO OFFER ADDITIONAL MILK TO A BABY WHO IS NOT GAINING WEIGHT (SUPPLEMENTATION)

HOW TO OFFER ADDITIONAL MILK TO A BABY WHO IS NOT GAINING WEIGHT (SUPPLEMENTATION)

How to offer additional milk to a baby who is not gaining weight? It is likely that the first thing that comes to your mind is a bottle. But if you have previously looked for information it is also likely that other methods such as finger-syringe, cup and spoon will come to your mind. Choosing one of these methods on how to offer additional, supplemental milk, either expressed or artificial, to a baby who is not gaining weight can be…

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