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My baby has a white tongue, is it thrush?

My baby has a white tongue, is it thrush?

Our maternity experts get many questions from concerned mothers about their baby’s white tongue. And indeed, many parents are in doubt about the colour of their baby’s tongue and whether the white colour that can be seen in breastfed babies, means that the baby has thrush in her mouth. In this post, we will gradually explain the topic. What is thrush? There is a type of thrush sometimes presenting in babies’ mouths, that is also known as candida or oral…

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BREAST PUMPS: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROPER USE

BREAST PUMPS: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROPER USE

The breast pump can be a great ally in the breastfeeding journey of a woman, it can help to overcome certain circumstances or specific complications, helps to maintain deferred breastfeeding in the case of mother-infant separation, when the mother goes back to work or is useful for other reasons. Nevertheless, its use is not necessary in all cases as not all breastfeeding women must have a breast pump and so each case should be assessed individually. In cases where the…

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My baby has a milk allergy, do I have to stop breastfeeding?

My baby has a milk allergy, do I have to stop breastfeeding?

We have been asked this question incredibly many times and this topic continues to create a lot of confusion. Recent news reports, suggest that many babies are diagnosed incorrectly with milk allergies and this “may also cause harm by discouraging breastfeeding”. If you have the feeling that your baby is more restless and very fussy at the breast, doesn’t let go at all or wants to feed all the time, it could be because of your baby’s growth spurt at 21 days or,…

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10 TIPS TO PREPARE FOR THE RETURN TO WORK

10 TIPS TO PREPARE FOR THE RETURN TO WORK

Are you going back to (paid!) work soon? When this moment is approaching, you probably feel overwhelmed. And this is just natural because paid maternity leave is not long enough in most places and even if you have chosen a childcare option, separation from your child is always painful and uncertain. At LactApp we are by your side and propose resources, this time with 10 tips that we hope you will find useful: Do not anticipate events. Maternity leave is…

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Why are we celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week?

Why are we celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week?

The picture Black mothers in the US are 3 to 4 times more likely to die of pregnancy and maternity-related issues than white women and in the UK the same worrying picture repeats as black women are 5 times more likely to die from maternity complications. This situation also repeats if socio-economic factors are taken into account and even superstars like artist Beyoncè and tennis legend Serena Williams have not been spared a traumatic birth experience, adding them to an…

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How do I know if I have mastitis?

How do I know if I have mastitis?

Mastitis is a word many women have never heard of until they become mothers. In this post, we explain what mastitis is, what different types exist and what causes them. We will explore the consequences and what you should or should not do when the first symptoms appear. What is mastitis? Mastitis is an inflammation of one or more areas of the mammary gland that can occur with or without infection. It is one of the most common complications in…

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Welcome to World Breastfeeding Week 2021!

Welcome to World Breastfeeding Week 2021!

The Week ahead at LactApp This week we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2021, an occasion that our cofounder Alba has been celebrating over 20 times and every year more associations, brands and individuals join. This year the official theme of worldbreastfeedingweek.org is all about #ProtectBreastfeeding #SharedResponsibility and #buildingbackbetter. At LactApp we are here for breastfeeding mothers every day of the year, but on this occasion, we would like to look back to what was a very difficult year for many, and probably most mothers…

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Covid-19 Vaccine Antibodies Pass Into Breastmilk

Covid-19 Vaccine Antibodies Pass Into Breastmilk

Covid-19 antibodies achieved through vaccination pass into lactating mothers’ breastmilk. The results of the study that LactApp has carried out together with the Spanish Institue of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), a centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), are now available and have determined that breastmilk of women vaccinated against coronavirus contains antibodies against Covid-19. The study did not find any traces of the virus in any of the milk samples tested, which do have specific antibodies to…

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Medication to stop breastfeeding

Medication to stop breastfeeding

We receive many questions about medication to stop your milk supply, so we thought we deep dive into the topic and give you more information. Here our experts answer the most frequently asked questions related to taking tablets to cut off your milk supply. How can I make my breast milk dry up? The first thing you need to know is that breastmilk does not just dry up. Your production may decrease but it takes years for breastmilk to completely…

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Breastfeeding and Your Period – Everything You Need to Know

Breastfeeding and Your Period – Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to breastfeeding myths, those about the period and breastfeeding are some of the most common misconceptions. There is a lot of fear that, with the reappearance of the menstrual cycle and the period, breastfeeding will end or that breastmilk could dry up, so we have decided to answer all your questions so that you can be reassured about what happens when your period is back and you are a breastfeeding mother. Around one month after birth I…

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