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Flying without your baby with breast milk in your hand luggage

Flying without your baby with breast milk in your hand luggage

When you are breastfeeding and have to fly without your baby, your breast pump will be your best friend. But flying with breast milk in your hand luggage is not always allowed when you don’t travel with your baby. A Mexican congresswoman has put this issue on the table in her country with an initiative that calls for this to be allowed. In Mexico, pumped breast milk can only be transported when flying with a baby. Otherwise, it must be…

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Power Pumping

Power Pumping

There has been a lot of talk about different techniques to increase milk supply rapidly. First of all, we have to keep in mind that the important thing is not to produce lots of milk but to produce the right amount of milk for your baby. That is to say, there is a lot of talk about remedies and foods to have more milk, but what we really need is to regulate the milk we produce, and that is achieved…

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What can I use to store breastmilk?

What can I use to store breastmilk?

To refrigerate and freeze pumped or hand-expressed breastmilk, you need suitable containers that guarantee breastmilk’s optimal storage and hygiene. There are several types of containers specially designed for this purpose on the market: bags and containers, of which we will see the pros and cons below. On top of that, you can also use containers that, although they have not been created to store breastmilk, are perfectly suitable for this purpose. Containers that are not specific If a container was…

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Why does my defrosted breastmilk taste bad?

Why does my defrosted breastmilk taste bad?

“I took my pumped breastmilk out of the freezer and smelled it – it’s gone sour! It smells bad, and I think it’s gone off. I have a lot of frozen milk, will the rest be all the same? What should I do with it?” This is a question we receive frequently, and that causes a lot of concern. Because in these cases, the smell of the breastmilk is really unpleasant. So today, we explain what causes this change in…

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What happens if you have to be away from your baby for a few days?

What happens if you have to be away from your baby for a few days?

There are several reasons why you may have to be away from your baby for a few days. These may be desired or undesired reasons, but if you are breastfeeding, you will probably have questions about what will happen with you, with the baby, and with breastfeeding. We get asked this topic often, so we have gathered the most frequently asked questions and answers in this article. How will my baby be doing when I’m gone? Knowing what will happen…

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How to choose a breast pump

How to choose a breast pump

Mothers often ask us for recommendations on choosing a breast pump, what brand, or what specific model. But to know which one to choose, first of all, you need to ask yourself some questions and take into account the use you want to make of it and what is yourspecific situation. When choosing a breast pump, you must ask yourself what you plan to use it for. You may need a breast pump for very different situations, such as: There…

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The Marmet Technique for hand expressing breastmilk

The Marmet Technique for hand expressing breastmilk

The Marmet technique of expressing breastmilk by hand is the most widely used form of breast pumping worldwide. Even so, it is little known in places where breast pumps are widely used. This type of breastmilk removal offers several advantages: No special equipment or batteries needed Allows the mother to get to know her breasts well and be completely self-sufficient It can be done anywhere and at any time It may be preferred when there is a rejection of mechanical…

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Maximizing milk production with hands-on pumping

Maximizing milk production with hands-on pumping

The combined pumping technique (also known as hands-on pumping) is particularly useful when large quantities of expressed breastmilk and the maintenance of milk supply are needed. This is especially the case when the newborn is admitted to the hospital due to being preterm or some other pathology that makes it difficult to breastfeed directly and when milk production may decrease. Knowing the right tools to use in these situations can help the mother to be more efficient in expressing milk….

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Hand Expressing Breastmilk: the Marmet Technique

Hand Expressing Breastmilk: the Marmet Technique

Chele Marmet is a mother, pioneering lactation consultant, and the Co-Founder of the Lactation Institute in Los Angeles. She is the creator of the “Marmet technique” of manual expression, the best-known and most widely used manual expression method in the world. This manual expression technique allows you to express breastmilk in a practical and safe way, pain-free and with no equipment needed, allowing you to express milk anywhere and any time you need it. This technique also helps women to…

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“I am so glad I found the right funnel size”

“I am so glad I found the right funnel size”

Today we share a story sent to us by Sara, a LactApp user who could relate to one of our last articles. The post was about how to choose the right breast pump funnel size. Here is her experience: Hello, first of all, I wanted to let you know that I love your app. On more than one occasion it has helped to give me peace of mind, so thank you. I just read your article about breast pump funnel…

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