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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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Weaning of Gael – Tell us your breastfeeding experience

Weaning of Gael – Tell us your breastfeeding experience

That’s how I woke up the morning after the first weaning night. Just by applying pressure, without moving the hand, the milk flowed for a couple of minutes.   We had been breastfeeding on demand for more than a year, and I felt it was my time to wean at night. Gael used to wake up every hour or two and was worth nothing but my breast to go back to sleep. My partner and I began to test everything:…

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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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