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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

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

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Exclusive pumping

Exclusive pumping

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.   It can make it easier for us to know the whole process and some of the situations that can occur, when you consider this option.   Is breastfeeding directly the same thing as giving expressed milk with a bottle?   We could…

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The breast compression method: how you can help your baby to get more milk out of your breast

The breast compression method: how you can help your baby to get more milk out of your breast

When a baby doesn’t drink enough milk and doesn’t gain enough weight, or has difficulties to make efficient sucking motions, this forces her to feed without rest to get the amount of milk she needs. Here is how you can help her with this simple breast compression technique. This method is very simple and allows you as a breastfeeding mother to optimize feeds and shorten the time your baby is at your breast, while your baby can receive more milk…

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Warning signs in an infant under 15 days

Warning signs in an infant under 15 days

At the beginning of maternity and breastfeeding everything is new, so it is very easy not to recognize any warning signs, because distinguishing what is normal from what is not can be quite complicated. In what situations should you go to your pediatrician? Well, if you have any doubts or fears, which we will discuss here:   The baby sleeps a lot or doesn’t wake up Breastfeeding works on demand once the baby has regained his or her birth weight….

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