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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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THE GREAT CRISIS OF THE THREE MONTHS

THE GREAT CRISIS OF THE THREE MONTHS

As many of you know, a breastfeeding crisis responds to a clear increase in demand for the baby, who asks for breast at all times, may be nervous, irritable and seem insatiable. Coincidentally, these increases in demand occur more or less around the same time to all babies. So it shows that it is a habitual, biological and necessary behavior that most of us go through. Some mothers may not notice it, but most do, and it can be quite…

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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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Expressed milk – pumping vs breastfeeding

Expressed milk – pumping vs breastfeeding

There are multiple circumstances in which a mother decides to pump instead of breastfeeding directly, this means to express her milk either manually or mechanically and offer it to the baby in a bottle or other container.   When this option is considered, it can make it easier for us to know the hole process and some of the situations that can occur:   Is breastfeeding directly the same as giving expressed milk with a bottle?   We could say…

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