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10 tips to prepare for breastfeeding while pregnant

10 tips to prepare for breastfeeding while pregnant

No one would think of driving a car without preparing to do so. First, we have to study the theory, then take a few (and sometimes many) driving lessons and then we still neet to to gain experience and start driving many times, before we can change gears without thinking about it and only then everything will start to flow automatically. The same happens for breastfeeding, we really should prepare for what is to come, prepare for your breastfeeding journey….

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Your baby’s growth spurt at 15-20 days

Your baby’s growth spurt at 15-20 days

If you have a baby between 15-20 days, you may notice that she is more restless and very fuzzy at the breast, doesn’t let go at all or wants to feed all the time, she may even have a milk reflux from the large amount she is drinking. It is very likely that you feel that something out of your control is happening and you feel confused or scared by this behavior of your newborn. Maybe you are imagining the…

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My baby’s first days

My baby’s first days

This blog entry is intended for mothers who have just had a baby and need basic information about the baby’s behaviour, poos, feeding, sleeping, weight gain, or when to seek specialist medical advice. In these times of confinement, isolation and cancellation of health check appointments, many of you have doubts about whether your baby is feeding properly. This is why we have created this post, so you can assess the health of your baby and see if there is something…

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What is a growth spurt?

What is a growth spurt?

Your baby suddenly wants to feed all the time, is more irritated and fuzzy, cries, seems to want to feed constantly, but is struggling at the breast… And maybe you are thinking: Am I running out of milk?  But wait… maybe your baby is going through a growth spurt! Babies usually go through several growth spurts (some call them frequency days, in Spanish we even call them breastfeeding crisis) during the first 12 months of life, when their demand for…

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NIPPLE-TEAT CONFUSION WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT BE SOLVED?

NIPPLE-TEAT CONFUSION WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT BE SOLVED?

It has been debated for years whether the nipple-teat confusion exists or whether it is a myth. The truth is that there are babies who can suck a teat, a teat, a pacifier and nipples … And others who put a teat bottle in their mouth and it seems that they no longer know or want to breastfeed. There are two main challenges with bottle feeding and they are as much for the content as for the continent. In the…

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Breast engorgement

Breast engorgement

In another post from a few months ago we explained the coming in of mature milk after colostrum: this is a physiological process and takes place 24-48 hours after birth. But this process can come with complications and become a painful problem. Today we will talk about breast engorgement and how to solve it.   But let’s start from the beginning: What is breast engorgement? An engorgement is an accumulation of liquids: liquid, blood, plasma… in your breast in the…

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Reverse pressure softening (RPS)

Reverse pressure softening (RPS)

In this post we talked about breast ingurgitation and how it can affect breastfeeding the first days of life of the baby or in case of mother-baby separation. In it we talked about the Reverse Pressure Softening (RPS), in this post we want to give you more information on how it is done.   What is the Reverse Pressure Softening (RPS)? It is a type of massage that can help to decongest the area of the areola when it presents…

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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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