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If I breastfeed my baby, can I take medication?

If I breastfeed my baby, can I take medication?

Breastfeeding mothers get sick and breastfeeding does not prevent them from becoming ill as the rest of the population. There is a great fear of medication during breastfeeding because there is a belief that the drugs the mother takes go directly into her breast milk and reach the baby in their entirety. This has two clear negative effects: mothers either do not take the medication they need or they  stop breastfeeding, partially or totally, to take their medication. The lack…

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How to survive the Christmas Holidays (breastfeeding a baby)

How to survive the Christmas Holidays (breastfeeding a baby)

Christmas, holidays, New Year’s Eve, family, friends and others… are you ready for what’s to come? It makes no difference whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, carrying your baby in a sling or a backpack, or carrying him in a buggy. Meals, engagements, celebrations… With a baby (inevitably he becomes the centre of attention) it is difficult not to receive plenty of opinions and advice. Mostly well-intentioned, though not always desired!  At many times you will have to deal…

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Can I breastfeed and be a feminist?

Can I breastfeed and be a feminist?

Today, as we celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women a few days ago, we would like to retrieve this wonderful text by Irene García Perulero, a woman who knows a lot about feminism and breastfeeding. Do not miss it! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. “I breastfed for eight years and I did it for two reasons. The first is that I was told I could not do it. Let’s see,…

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Bronchiolitis and breastfeeding

Bronchiolitis and breastfeeding

Bronchiolitis is a rather frequent lung infection during winter months in infants and toddlers. It causes inflammation and congestion in the smaller branches of the bronchial airways (bronchioles). In most cases bronchiolitis is caused by a virus. It begins as a cold (mucus, sneezing, sore throat, slight fever) and from the fourth day on, it spreads to the bronchi. This stage usually lasts between 5 and 7 days, although sometimes the cough persists for another week or two. What can…

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Is it possible to maintain a mixed feeding?

Is it possible to maintain a mixed feeding?

Today we want to explain what mixed feeding is and how it can be maintained. We talk about mixed feeding when the baby is combining breast and bottle feeding. There are many reasons why it can be done in a combined way. Whatever yours, here we will explain some important issues to keep in mind that can help you solve some of the most common problems. When we want to maintain a mixed lactation but we want to continue breastfeeding…

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Should I prepare the baby for my return to work?

Should I prepare the baby for my return to work?

When the time to return to work comes, fears and doubts begin to appear: Should I make a milk bank? How do I do it? How to manage with milk when I am not there? and… Should I prepare my baby to accept bottle? Well, today we would like to talk about this little great concern. Do we have to prepare babies so that they are ready when mom returns to work? Well, the answer is no. But we are…

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Pregnancy and oral health

Pregnancy and oral health

Pregnancy generates a series of changes in the oral cavity that may cause a lot of discomfort. Although it is a myth, many of our patients believe that “For every pregnancy a tooth is lost” and it is our duty as dental health professionals to provide information to expectant mothers in order to remove that belief once and for all. Cavities and peridontitis (disease of the gums and the bone surrounding the tooth) are two diseases that are caused by…

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By and for black women by Desirée Bela-Lobedde

By and for black women by Desirée Bela-Lobedde

The Black Breastfeeding Week (BBW) was held from 25 to 31 August. This has been its seventh edition. In the blog of LactApp, and in its social networks, there were a couple of publications talking about the need for this celebration, with the intention of making it visible. And, although it seems to me to be a necessary action in a medium dedicated to providing information on breastfeeding in general, I must say that the reactions of the readers made…

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Tongue-tie: What It Is and How to Treat It

Tongue-tie: What It Is and How to Treat It

Ankyloglossia literally means tongue tied or anchored. The tongue is anchored to the floor of the mouth and the baby is unable to make the proper movements that should allow it to suckle effectively and without compromising the well-being of the mother. Where is the short lingual frenulum (tongue-tie) located and what is it used for? The tongue-tie should be inserted into the tongue. In the case of babies with short tongue frenulum we observe the frenulum in an anterior…

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Co-sleeping or bed-sharing and breastfeeding

Co-sleeping or bed-sharing and breastfeeding

How should I sleep with my baby? Frequent questions about co-sleeping and bed-sharing A lot of our users have asked us about sleep and babies, and to no surprise, because nights and breastfeeding are two of the issues that most concern families with babies (remember that we consider them to be babies from 0 to 3 years old).   Today the issues are co-sleeping and bed-sharing. A surprisingly controversial topic in Western culture, both for families and the scientific community,…

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