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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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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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Weaning of babies younger than one year old – WEANING TIPS

Weaning of babies younger than one year old – WEANING TIPS

When we have talked about weaning before, we have tended to focus on babies over the age of one year old. In this blog post, we’re going to talk about weaning when babies are younger than a year old or even a few months or days old. As you know, you can consult in the LactApp app for further information about weaning at any age and situation, so that you will have all the information possible in your hands and…

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When milk supplementation is necessary

When milk supplementation is necessary

Many babies get “little helpers” or supplements when they don’t need them. In addition, milk supplementation is associated with artificial milk, which can hinder breastfeeding. Today we will talk about supplements, when they are needed, and, if they are necessary, the best options for administering them.   What are “little helpers” / supplements? These are variable amounts of milk, which are given to the baby once or several times a day after the usual breastfeeding, to help them gain or…

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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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I want it but I don’t

I want it but I don’t

Sometimes breastfeeding in older children begins not to be as pleasant as we had imagined Months have passed. Maybe we started breastfeeding with complications, or maybe not, and our baby has grown and practices a lot of postures while taking the breast. Breastfeeding is more than established and entrenched, but something in us is changing: “Is asking for a tit again?”; “It seems like they are newly born again and demand it all the time”; “At night she wakes up lots…

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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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