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NIPPLE-TEAT CONFUSION WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT BE SOLVED?

NIPPLE-TEAT CONFUSION WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT BE SOLVED?

It has been debated for years whether the nipple-teat confusion exists or whether it is a myth. The truth is that there are babies who can suck a teat, a teat, a pacifier and nipples … And others who put a teat bottle in their mouth and it seems that they no longer know or want to breastfeed. There are two main challenges with bottle feeding and they are as much for the content as for the continent. In the…

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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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The 74 thousand reasons for LactApp

The 74 thousand reasons for LactApp

To personally live the steps that LactApp has been taking has been an experience, similar to motherhood in many aspects. When LactApp was born, we taught her everything we knew, we passed on to her the knowledge in breastfeeding, the tone of the messages, the respect towards decision making… Soon it was time to let her interact with many other people. It was a magical moment, clumsy, full of fears and pride, similar to that first step our children took….

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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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Is it necessary to celebrate Black Lactation Week? 

Is it necessary to celebrate Black Lactation Week? 

We are in the middle of the Black Breastfeeding Week Celebration in its 7th edition. To spread the word, we have posted on our Instagram account a photograph of a black mother breastfeeding her baby and we have shared the news about this celebration that takes place from 25 to 31 August. It’s great to have our followers on the LactApp social networks. The responses to the image are reactions of surprise because in the 21st century we still have…

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PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING: WHEN CAN WEANING BE NECESSARY?

PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING: WHEN CAN WEANING BE NECESSARY?

Breastfeeding during pregnancy is something more and more women are doing. It is not easy for them, as they are likely to receive comments and opinions regarding the risk of breastfeeding while they are pregnant. None of this is true and when all goes well, there is no reason to stop breastfeeding. But what if something goes wrong? Today we want to see the other side of the coin and talk about the cases in which giving up breastfeeding is…

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Breast milk storage: summary chart

Breast milk storage: summary chart

Handling and storing breast milk can be scary but is much simpler than it sounds. As this is a common doubt, we present you quick information on the preservation of milk. FRESH MILK: Fresh milk: In the fridge for 3 to 5 days. Fresh milk at room temperature (summer): 4 hours Fresh milk at room temperature (winter): 6 hours Fresh milk to be refrigerated and then frozen: No more than 24 hours in the refrigerator. FROZEN: Milk frozen at (-19…

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Choosing the size of your breast pump funnel

Choosing the size of your breast pump funnel

The breast pump awakens a love-hate in the mothers who use it. It can be a great ally to maintain our lactation but it can also be a torture above all if we do not succeed with the extractor that suits us well. Getting the funnel size right is the key to a pleasant and effective extraction. And the same way we buy shoes in our size, we should keep in mind that not all nipples are the same. That…

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How to avoid mastitis during weaning

How to avoid mastitis during weaning

One of the causes of mastitis is poor drainage from the breast during weaning. Therefore, it is important that specific instructions are followed when reducing the amount of milk that is produced during weaning.   *It is important to continue draining the breasts when suffering mastitis. For this reason it is not recommended to wean during this time. How to carry out weaning properly for the mammary gland Weaning is the process according to which the baby stops breastfeeding exclusively…

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Hair loss and lactation

Hair loss and lactation

Last week a girl sent us a consult, to tell us she was going bald. In fact, her hairdresser had told her quite clearly. She lost more than 100 (???) hairs a day and that was a bad symptom and without a doubt that “alopecia” was the fault of lactation. He explained that this was what happened to all breastfeeding mothers. That breastfeeding depleted the vitamins in the mother’s body and that this caused that capillary misfortune. Apparently, everyone knows…

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