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Debunking 10 Curious Myths About Breastfeeding

Debunking 10 Curious Myths About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is plagued by myths. Most of them are absurd. If you stop to reflect, you will see that they don’t make any sense, so today, we will debunk 10 of them. 1. You cannot drink water while you are breastfeeding. This myth says that if you drink water while you are breastfeeding, the milk will become watery or you will produce too much milk. There isn’t any reasoning behind this statement. As we have said before, a breastfeeding mother…

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How to survive the Christmas Holidays (breastfeeding a baby)

How to survive the Christmas Holidays (breastfeeding a baby)

Christmas, holidays, New Year’s Eve, family, friends and others… are you ready for what’s to come? It makes no difference whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, carrying your baby in a sling or a backpack, or carrying him in a buggy. Meals, engagements, celebrations… With a baby (inevitably he becomes the centre of attention) it is difficult not to receive plenty of opinions and advice. Mostly well-intentioned, though not always desired!  At many times you will have to deal…

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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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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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