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Breast cancer diagnosis during breastfeeding 

Breast cancer diagnosis during breastfeeding 

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. It is estimated that one in 10 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The age range in which it appears is wide, yet 25% of these cancers develop before the age of 50, so it usually appears during the childbearing years1. In addition, evidence shows that there is a transient increase in the risk of breast cancer in the mother in the first three to four…

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Calories during breastfeeding

Calories during breastfeeding

The breastfeeding mother’s diet is a recurring theme. As a Dietitian-Nutritionist, the most important thing I would say to a breastfeeding woman would be: eat healthily. But do it for yourself, not for breastfeeding. And do it because you are now a mother and your children are watching you (the availability of food in the home and the power of setting an example is important). But at the same time, there is another recurring question among mums: “can you lose…

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Can I Have the Covid Vaccine if I Am Breastfeeding?

Can I Have the Covid Vaccine if I Am Breastfeeding?

Since the Covid-19 vaccination programs started, we have not stopped receiving your messages asking us, if the vaccine is compatible with breastfeeding. In this previous post we have collected official recommendations of the main international organizations about the vaccine. As there is a lot of information available,here we wanted to answer some of the main doubts about the vaccine. Can I be vaccinated against Covid-19 if I am breastfeeding? Although no trials have been carried out in breastfeeding mothers, based…

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If I breastfeed my baby, can I take medication?

If I breastfeed my baby, can I take medication?

Breastfeeding mothers get sick and breastfeeding does not prevent them from becoming ill as the rest of the population. There is a great fear of medication during breastfeeding because there is a belief that the drugs the mother takes go directly into her breast milk and reach the baby in their entirety. This has two clear negative effects: mothers either do not take the medication they need or they  stop breastfeeding, partially or totally, to take their medication. The lack…

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Bronchiolitis and breastfeeding

Bronchiolitis and breastfeeding

Bronchiolitis is a rather frequent lung infection during winter months in infants and toddlers. It causes inflammation and congestion in the smaller branches of the bronchial airways (bronchioles). In most cases bronchiolitis is caused by a virus. It begins as a cold (mucus, sneezing, sore throat, slight fever) and from the fourth day on, it spreads to the bronchi. This stage usually lasts between 5 and 7 days, although sometimes the cough persists for another week or two. What can…

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metamizole and breastfeeding

metamizole and breastfeeding

Following the modification of the compatibility level of metamizole by the reference website for medication and lactation www.e-lactancia.org, we have had several queries from mothers concerned about the issue. For that reason today, our midwife, Laia Aguilar, answers the most frequent questions: What is metamizole? It is a medicine used as an analgesic and antipyretic. In Spain it is marketed under the name Nolotil.   I have taken it while breastfeeding. Is it dangerous for my baby? The data indicate…

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Plagiocephaly and lactation

Plagiocephaly and lactation

What is plagiocephaly? Plagiocephaly is an asymmetry of the baby’s head that occurs in about 10% of breastfed babies. Within the normal check-ups of the infant, several tests are performed to identify certain asymmetries such as the folds of the thighs among others. The same occurs in the head, where in addition to measuring the circumference to determine its correct growth in size, an asymmetry can be detected in its oblique axes, which is called postural plagiocephaly or occipital plagiocephaly,…

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