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Skin to Skin

Skin to Skin

A human baby is born totally helpless. It needs its mother to survive: her food, her arms, her body, her temperature, her sound, her presence. When a baby lies on her mother’s body, she feels safe, knows she is protected and can relax. Today we talk about skin-to-skin contact, which even sounds like medical treatment and which is actually what humanity has been replicating throughout its existence as part of our survival strategy as a species. What is the Mother…

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10 tips to prepare for breastfeeding while pregnant

10 tips to prepare for breastfeeding while pregnant

No one would think of driving a car without preparing to do so. First, we have to study the theory, then take a few (and sometimes many) driving lessons and then we still need to gain experience and start driving many times before we can change gears without thinking about it and only then will everything start to flow automatically. The same happens for breastfeeding, we really should prepare for what is to come, prepare for your breastfeeding journey. And…

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Breastfeeding during pregnancy: when can weaning be necessary?

Breastfeeding during pregnancy: when can weaning be necessary?

Breastfeeding during pregnancy is becoming more and more common. It is not easy for mothers, as they are likely to receive uninformed comments and opinions regarding the risk of breastfeeding while they are pregnant. None of this is true, and when everything goes well in the pregnancy, there is no reason to stop breastfeeding. But what if something goes wrong? Today we want to see the other side of it and talk about the cases in which giving up breastfeeding…

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What I mean by respected birth

What I mean by respected birth

When we talk about respected childbirth, each person can feel it or live it in a different way, and we could see it from many perspectives: the mother, the partner, the baby, the midwife, the assistant, and the obstetrician. Each person could give a different definition of what a respected birth is for her, and in the end, although we could, in fact, there are protocols with items that advocate for a respected birth, the experience and the individual perception…

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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 unique liquid gold, perfectly adapted to the specific needs of a newborn baby. Colostrum begins to appear between 12-16 weeks of pregnancy and…

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