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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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10 Tips on Weaning a Baby Older than 1 Year

10 Tips on Weaning a Baby Older than 1 Year

Weaning is a star topic in the LactApp’s app, and that’s because it’s still a taboo topic. On the net you can find a lot of information about breastfeeding, especially the first months, but when we cross the barrier of the year, the information becomes scarce and often poor or unrealistic.   It is important to start from the premise that we often only treat as ideal those weanings that are done naturally or very gradually, but let me tell…

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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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How to prepare a feeding bottle properly

How to prepare a feeding bottle properly

Every women should have all the information she may need in order to decide which breastfeeding experience she desire to have. We can not forget that many women offer mixed breastfeeding to their babies (breastfeeding plus artificial milk) so we think it is appropriate to talk today about how to prepare a bottle. We don’t know if you’ve been up to date with the latest news about babies suffering from salmonellosis, as the formula they were drinking was contaminated with…

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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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milk supplements for breastfeeding babies

milk supplements for breastfeeding babies

Babies are often supplemented during breastfeeding, sometimes with formula and sometimes with breast milk. The introduction of a supplement, both continent and content, can affect the feeding of the baby, so it is necessary to study well its real need. In this article we will discuss what supplements are, when they are needed, and the best options for administering them. What are supplements? These are variable amounts of milk, which are given to the baby once or several times a…

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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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First hours after C-section

First hours after C-section

Currently, one in five babies is born by C-section in the world and although there is increasing knowledge about postpartum after this type of intervention, it is true that mothers may face similar difficulties and myths may appear that could affect the good start of breastfeeding. We are going to resolve the main doubts that mothers may have about the start of breastfeeding after a caesarean section.   If I am anaesthetised, do I have to wait to breastfeed? No,…

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Breastfeeding after a C-section

Breastfeeding after a C-section

The hospital routines in many countries still do not allow in many cases to humanize cesarean sections and make them less traumatic for the new family. The presence of the couple at birth by caesarean section is normally not allowed, nor is it possible to maintain a first contact with the skin that promotes a suitable start to breastfeeding. Mothers are transferred to recovery where they can be a few hours without their babies. And the parents may end up…

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