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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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BREAST ENGORGEMENT

BREAST ENGORGEMENT

In this post, a few months ago, we were already talking about the milk let-down: the physiological process that takes place 24-48 hours after birth. But this process can get complicated and become a painful problem. Today we have to talk about ingurgitation and how to solve it.   But let’s go step by step: What’s an engorgement or ingurgitation? An ingurgitation is an accumulation of liquids: liquids, blood, plasma… in the breast in the immediate postpartum period, which edematizes…

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Reverse pressure softening (RPS)

Reverse pressure softening (RPS)

In this post we talked about breast ingurgitation and how it can affect breastfeeding the first days of life of the baby or in case of mother-baby separation. In it we talked about the Reverse Pressure Softening (RPS), in this post we want to give you more information on how it is done.   What is the Reverse Pressure Softening (RPS)? It is a type of massage that can help to decongest the area of the areola when it presents…

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metamizole and breastfeeding

metamizole and breastfeeding

Following the modification of the compatibility level of metamizole by the reference website for medication and lactation www.e-lactancia.org, we have had several queries from mothers concerned about the issue. For that reason today, our midwife, Laia Aguilar, answers the most frequent questions: What is metamizole? It is a medicine used as an analgesic and antipyretic. In Spain it is marketed under the name Nolotil.   I have taken it while breastfeeding. Is it dangerous for my baby? The data indicate…

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Premature infants and breastfeeding

Premature infants and breastfeeding

Giving birth to a premature baby is an experience for which parents are not prepared. The dreamed and desired baby disappears, happiness is postponed and the future is too big an unknown. Parents often feel lost in the fragility of their babies. It seems that nothing is in their hands, that they cannot do much for them, that they can only trust doctors and medicines. But is that so?   Although there are no specific causes for premature birth, in…

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“I’m afraid to hurt my baby” Impulse phobia

“I’m afraid to hurt my baby” Impulse phobia

Motherhood had always been conceived in the same way as childbirth. What two or three generations ago was “normal”, now we don’t see it as “normal”. Society and women in particular are awakening, connecting with ourselves, our species and our physiology as mammals. We question why things are the way they are, we are more and more empowered, more committed, we speak more, we demand more and we make ourselves heard louder and louder every day. Women have been made…

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How to raise your baby without dying while trying

How to raise your baby without dying while trying

Today I decided to write about parenting and the pressure we women have in relation to it, and I do so for the number of consultations of mothers absolutely exhausted and surpassed from the first year of their baby.   Most of these mothers have babies between 18 months and 3 years old and describe exhaustion, overwhelm and absolute discomfort that has to do with the intensity of the baby’s demand, whether breast, arms or skin, during the day and/or…

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