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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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How to know that everything is going well the first few days

How to know that everything is going well the first few days

Any mother could feel anxious about the first days of breastfeeding, when everything is new, and we are invaded by doubts and fears. In this post, we talk about what we can pay attention at the first few days after the birth of our baby and that it will let you know how things are going. Pain: For the first 15-17 days, when your baby latches on to your breast you may feel a pinching sensation, which should not last…

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Colostrum, a treasure

Colostrum, a treasure

Many cultures have considered —and some still do— that colostrum is useless or bad and should therefore be avoided. In these cases, the baby is left for several hours, sometimes days, without eating anything at all or is fed with traditional preparations. But nothing could be further from the truth, since colostrum is a unique food adapted to the specific needs of a newborn baby.   Colostrum begins to occur between 12-16 weeks of pregnancy and sometimes its presence is…

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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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