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“I’m afraid to hurt my baby” Impulse phobia

“I’m afraid to hurt my baby” Impulse phobia

Motherhood had always been conceived in the same way as childbirth. What two or three generations ago was “normal”, now we don’t see it as “normal”. Society and women in particular are awakening, connecting with ourselves, our species and our physiology as mammals. We question why things are the way they are, we are more and more empowered, more committed, we speak more, we demand more and we make ourselves heard louder and louder every day. Women have been made…

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How to raise your baby without dying while trying

How to raise your baby without dying while trying

Today I decided to write about parenting and the pressure we women have in relation to it, and I do so for the number of consultations of mothers absolutely exhausted and surpassed from the first year of their baby.   Most of these mothers have babies between 18 months and 3 years old and describe exhaustion, overwhelm and absolute discomfort that has to do with the intensity of the baby’s demand, whether breast, arms or skin, during the day and/or…

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5 expectations vs 5 realities of motherhood

5 expectations vs 5 realities of motherhood

1 Expectations: The baby wants to breastfeed all day because the breast works on demand but do not worry that as the baby grows, the feedings will be spaced out and the baby will claim you less. Reality: Baby feeds do not decrease in number over time, they may even increase. What you may notice is that during the first few days you spend a lot of time breastfeeding because the baby is very small and needs to rest while…

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Breasts, breastfeeding and emotions

Breasts, breastfeeding and emotions

Do you remember when your breasts started to grow? How did you feel? Did you receive any kind of comment that bothered you? Did you ever feel ashamed about how your body was developing? Did your environment encourage you to feel comfortable with your breasts or maybe you had to cover yourself constantly?   It could be that one of these questions removes you or that even today your behavior is conditioned as a result of those experiences, had you…

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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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Tattoos and piercings during lactation

Tattoos and piercings during lactation

A recurrent consultation at LactApp refers to the compatibility of tattoos and piercings with breastfeeding.   Breast Piercings   Let’s start with the piercings which is easier and shorter. During breastfeeding or pregnancy is not recommended to perform any type of perforation in the nipple, because of the risk of infection and the pain it can cause. If you have a piercing in the nipple and want to breastfeed, do not have doubts, the answer is yes, you can breastfeed….

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How can I know that breastfeeding is already established?

How can I know that breastfeeding is already established?

“Hi, I’m a new mother and I have a doubt: how can I know that breastfeeding is already established? All those we consult tell us what happens between the fourth and sixth week of the baby’s life, others that after 15 days it is already established… How can we know?” We will try to explain to you what we mean by the concept of “established lactation”. The first thing we need to know is that babies learn to breastfeed in…

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Is breastfeeding a mother-and-baby thing only?

Is breastfeeding a mother-and-baby thing only?

Breastfeeding is not a type of parenting. Breastfeeding is the natural way to raise your baby, the first 6 months exclusively, from there with other foods.   What does this mean? It means that, although the breasts are the mother’s and the sucking belongs to the baby, breastfeeding must be 100% supported by the couple, the family and society as a whole. Why? Because it is a question of humanity. Because that is what human biology wants, because breastfeeding in…

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