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My baby fights breastfeeding

My baby fights breastfeeding

It is very common for mothers to feel at some point during their breastfeeding journey that their baby fights breastfeeding. When a baby behaves in this way and is fuzzy at the breast, all alarms immediately go off, and there are a thousand thoughts you could have related to this behavior: maybe I don’t have enough milk, my baby doesn’t like my milk, my baby rejects me or my baby doesn’t like it and so on. When a baby does…

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Understanding typical behavior of breastfeeding babies

Understanding typical behavior of breastfeeding babies

When you have your first baby, everything they do may seem very strange to you, or it may cause you a lot of worries when you don’t understand what is happening with them. Also, the typical behavior of breastfeeding babies tends to change as they get older, which is even more confusing. In this article, we will describe the different behaviors of babies during the first year, although some can happen beyond this age. Knowing how to identify these behaviors…

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Breast compressions: how to help your baby to get more milk

Breast compressions: how to help your baby to get more milk

How can you help your baby to get more milk out of your breast? With breast compressions. When a baby doesn’t drink enough milk and doesn’t gain enough weight or has difficulties making efficient sucking motions, this forces them to feed constantly to get the amount of milk they need. Here is how you can help your baby with this simple technique. This method is very simple and allows you, as a breastfeeding mother, to optimize feeds and shorten the…

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Breast milk comes out of baby’s nose: what to know (nasal reflux)

Breast milk comes out of baby’s nose: what to know (nasal reflux)

When babies are breastfeeding, they learn to coordinate sucking, swallowing, and breathing.This is a complex process; for some babies, it may take more time to fully master it. And sometimes milk comes out of baby’s nose. In another article, we have discussed what causes spitting up or vomiting, so today, we will try to shed some light on a more complex matter: what happens and why does it happen when a baby brings up milk, and it comes out from…

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What can I put on my nipples to wean my toddler?

What can I put on my nipples to wean my toddler?

The question “What can I put on my nipples to wean my toddler?” is a common search on Google. It refers to applying something with a strong flavor, such as garlic, mustard, vinegar, or spicy products, on the breast to stop the toddler from suckling. This being a common query shows us that there is a problem of lack of information in a common scenario. Most of the time, when a mother wants to wean, she is alone in this….

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When is my milk coming in?

When is my milk coming in?

Many mothers are worried about their milk coming in in the first hours after their baby is born. So, the first thing you need to know is that you already have milk. Colostrum might have a different name, but it is breastmilk. It is the first milk your baby needs, and although you may think that it seems to be not much of it, your baby has enough with these small initial doses of this yellow treasure. All mothers experience…

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Trying to conceive while breastfeeding

Trying to conceive while breastfeeding

Many of you ask us how to try to get pregnant and trying to conceive while breastfeeding again when you are still breastfeeding. So today, we are going to talk about this topic. When you are breastfeeding, you experience what is called amenorrhea, which means that for a certain period of time, you don’t menstruate or ovulate. When you get pregnant again, the milk supply drops sharply, and that’s why your body tries to avoid pregnancy before the first year…

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21 must-have (or not) products for nursing mothers

21 must-have (or not) products for nursing mothers

When you become pregnant, you become a new commercial target for many companies. Suddenly, you will get the message from all sides that there are many essential products for nursing mothers, from breast pumps to baby carriers, nursing bras, breastfeeding necklaces, nipple shields, and so on. But is it really true that they are must-haves? Are there really such products a breastfeeding mother can’t be without? Before we continue, it is important to remember that while certain tools, resources, and…

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Do I need to keep my baby awake at the breast?

Do I need to keep my baby awake at the breast?

“I put her to the breast, she is awake and eager to feed. She starts to suckle, but after two minutes or so she falls asleep. And no matter what I do, she stays asleep. What can I do to stop her from falling asleep at the breast?” All babies, up to about three months of age, seem to “fall asleep” within a few minutes of starting to nurse at the breast. This surprises most new mothers, and in addition,…

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When postpartum bleeding returns – the parting bleeding

When postpartum bleeding returns – the parting bleeding

During pregnancy, we tend to prepare a lot for the birth, its process, and the baby’s first days, but how will the first postpartum days be for the mother and what about the postpartum bleeding? Today, we talk about the bleeding that we can expect in the postpartum period and how to know if it is normal for new bleeding to appear during the first six weeks after birth. Lochia, the first vaginal bleeding after childbirth Let’s go by step;…

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