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Breastfeeding and Alcohol

Breastfeeding and Alcohol

We get many queries related to alcohol consumption and breastfeeding. This is not an easy topic to address and mothers who seek information about drinking alcohol while breastfeeding find contradictory messages and different information depending on where they live. Here we are trying to shed some light on the subject, by providing different aspects and publications of reputable organisations, so that each mother can make her own decision with the information in hand. The consumption of alcohol Before exposing the…

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#LactAppIsYOU

#LactAppIsYOU

Would you like your personal maternity picture being featured inside our App and reflect real motherhood?   LactApp is a beautiful project that has grown so much thanks to each and every one of you. Since the first version of the app was released on October 1st, 2015, a lot has happened. Women from many corners of the world have come to us for answers and shared their concerns and joys with us, making LactApp more open and inclusive. LactApp…

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“My baby uses me as a pacifier / dummy”

“My baby uses me as a pacifier / dummy”

“My baby actively breastfeeds and then seems to fall asleep. I think she stops eating and just uses me as a pacifier. Everyone tells me that I shouldn’t let her do this, and if she has already eaten, I must stop the feed. What should I do? It doesn’t hurt or bother me that she does this” As breastfeeding mothers, one of the things we are told the most is: your baby uses you as a pacifier/dummy. Apparently, this is…

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Debunking 10 Curious Myths About Breastfeeding

Debunking 10 Curious Myths About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is plagued by myths. Most of them are absurd. If you stop to reflect, you will see that they don’t make any sense, so today, we will debunk 10 of them. 1. You cannot drink water while you are breastfeeding. This myth says that if you drink water while you are breastfeeding, the milk will become watery or you will produce too much milk. There isn’t any reasoning behind this statement. As we have said before, a breastfeeding mother…

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How to Give a Bottle the Baby-Led Way: Paced Bottle Feeding

How to Give a Bottle the Baby-Led Way: Paced Bottle Feeding

When we think of giving our baby milk other than breastfeeding, the first thing that comes to our mind is a bottle. But the bottle as a method of feeding and it’s content, in the case of artificial formula, can interfere with your breastfeeding journey and cause difficulties. Your baby may end up rejecting the breast afterwards. Even though nipple confusion is a controversial topic, we often see babies who have difficulty sucking at the breast after being fed from…

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Breastfeeding from one or both sides?

Breastfeeding from one or both sides?

It seems incredible that we haven’t done this blog entry before, because one of the most common questions for any mother who starts breastfeeding is: should I feed from one side or both sides at each session? We have two breasts, and there are a few things you should know before we begin to give answers: each breast has its own independent milk production, us mothers and our baby will prefer one of our two breasts, each breast can produce…

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Why we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2020

Why we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2020

It’s World Breastfeeding Week and we would like to celebrate you! This year has seen the most important global health crisis in modern history. What did this mean for breastfeeding mothers? Maybe you are a mother who has given birth in this pandemic, many of you completely alone in hospital without their partners. Birth plans have changed, some places have seen all home births cancelled and some mothers decided that “freebirthing”, unassisted childbirth at home, was the only option for…

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Warning signs for an under 15 days old breastfed baby

Warning signs for an under 15 days old breastfed baby

When you have your first baby and are breastfeeding, at the beginning everything is new. So it is very easy to miss important warning signs, because it can be quite complicated to distinguish what is normal from what is not normal. When should you go and see your health care professional? In the following we will discuss any doubts or fears you might have and list important warning signs and when you should get checked out by a health care…

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How to prevent sore nipples when breastfeeding

How to prevent sore nipples when breastfeeding

It seems that most women assume that breastfeeding is painful during the first few days or even believe that it is necessary to wait for the nipples to “toughen up” but this is not the case at all. Nipple damage should not be part of breastfeeding as well as pain should not be part of breastfeeding.   What are sore nipples? Sore nipples from breastfeeding are wounds of bigger or smaller size to the nipple: at the front, sides or…

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What Your Baby Learns in the Womb to Prepare for Breastfeeding

What Your Baby Learns in the Womb to Prepare for Breastfeeding

Women, orcas and female primates, are the only ones among all mammals who have to learn how to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is not something that comes spontaneously, it is natural but not instinctive and it also depends on the culture and society you live in.   But what about babies? Is breastfeeding a learning experience for them too? Babies learn how to breastfeed during pregancy in the womb, because biologically breastfeeding is key to the survival of our little ones. They are…

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