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Is your child a picky eater? Here are some tips

Is your child a picky eater? Here are some tips

Babies grow up, and there comes a time when they are ready to start trying new foods in addition to breast milk. Some babies and children show an enormous interest in food and experimenting with new tastes, and others show less interest in solid foods or directly reject them.  It is important to know that little or no interest in eating (or small amounts) in a one-year-old or older may be related to specific times in the infant’s growth, such…

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Breastfeeding older babies

Breastfeeding older babies

There are some divided opinions about the right term to use when discussing breastfeeding older babies. The expression “extended breastfeeding” is not liked by all, nor is the term “long-term or prolonged breastfeeding”. We have not yet found the ideal words to refer to breastfeeding when children are over two years old. We will not enter into this discussion today, but here we would like to talk about questions you might have about breastfeeding older children. There are several interesting…

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How to put a baby to sleep: a new approach backed by science

How to put a baby to sleep: a new approach backed by science

How to put a baby to sleep is one of the most asked questions in our mobile app LactApp. Today we can report on a brand new scientific study that proposes a step-by-step method for putting a baby to sleep and leaving them in their cot without waking them up. It is hard to accept that babies have different sleep patterns than adults and have different needs than adults. Their first and most important need: contact at all times, yes,…

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10 Basics About Introducing Solids

10 Basics About Introducing Solids

1 – Why start with solids? Breastmilk is possibly the most complete nutrition and can exclusively nourish a baby up to about 6 months of age. At about this age, breastmilk is still excellent for feeding a baby, but not exclusively, which is why we begin to introduce solids. Iron, zinc and vitamin A are the nutrients that the baby now needs in bigger quantities and so she begins to diversify her diet. 2 – At 4 or 6 months?…

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Safe co-sleeping and breastfeeding

Safe co-sleeping and breastfeeding

How should I sleep with my baby? Frequent questions about co-sleeping and bed-sharing A lot of our users have asked us about babies and sleep, and to no surprise, nights, co-sleeping and breastfeeding are two of the issues that most concern families with children until 3 years old.   So today we will talk about co-sleeping and bed-sharing. This is a surprisingly controversial topic in Western culture, both for families and the scientific community, despite the fact that major health…

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