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The ABM protocol on mastitis

The ABM protocol on mastitis

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) publishes protocols to make it easier for health care professionals who care for breastfeeding mothers to stay up-to-date and promote best practices in care for breastfeeding mothers and their children. In 2014 the Academy published a protocol on mastitis, the ABM Clinical Protocol #4: Mastitis (1), written by Dr Lisa Amir, who has also been one of the speakers in the 1st LactApp Medical Congress last May. This year, the ABM has published a…

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Ethics in Research

Ethics in Research

Research ethics during the first half of the last century, particularly in pregnant women and in the postpartum period, was abusive and immoral. A paper published in 1948 studying the milk ejection reflex is a good example of this (1). In this study, a series of immoral procedures were performed on a 25-year-old woman while she was breastfeeding her daughter to assess whether pain, stress, or distraction could influence the milk ejection reflex. Three procedures, which they called distraction, were…

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Neutralizing COVID with human milk

Neutralizing COVID with human milk

A scientific study assessing the ability of human milk from Covid-19 vaccinated mothers to neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been published this month. The article is entitled ‘Neutralizing Antibodies and Cytokines in Breast Milk after Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) mRNA vaccination’ and has been published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology (1). We consider this study to be extremely interesting because it goes beyond studying the presence of IgG or IgA immunoglobulins in milk after vaccination, as has been done…

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My baby has a milk allergy, do I have to stop breastfeeding?

My baby has a milk allergy, do I have to stop breastfeeding?

We have been asked this question incredibly many times and this topic continues to create a lot of confusion. Recent news reports, suggest that many babies are diagnosed incorrectly with milk allergies and this “may also cause harm by discouraging breastfeeding”. If you have the feeling that your baby is more restless and very fussy at the breast, doesn’t let go at all or wants to feed all the time, it could be because of your baby’s growth spurt at 21 days or,…

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LactApp Publishes Scientific Research

LactApp Publishes Scientific Research

At LactApp we have taken a further step in our efforts to improve the experience for breastfeeding mothers and we would like to share this with you. We have set up a research team on lactation, a field in which we believe there is a lot to contribute. One of our goals is to study the usefulness of our app for breastfeeding mothers, so we have carried out research based on the use of the app by our users during…

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