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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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