The cradle hold position for breastfeeding

The cradle hold position for breastfeeding

Many breastfeeding problems can be solved by improving the baby’s latch on the breast and the position in which we breastfeed. In this article we will talk about how to get a good latch and help babies drink all the milk they need while avoiding complications. Many of you are just starting to breastfeed, and you will probably breastfeed your baby in this most typical position, the cradle hold. The cradle hold position means you are sitting and the baby…

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My baby’s first days

My baby’s first days

This blog entry is intended for mothers who have just had a baby and need basic information about the baby’s behaviour, poos, feeding, sleeping, weight gain, or when to seek specialist medical advice. In these times of confinement, isolation and cancellation of health check appointments, many of you have doubts about whether your baby is feeding properly. This is why we have created this post, so you can assess the health of your baby and see if there is something…

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Ideas for your baby to return to breastfeed

Ideas for your baby to return to breastfeed

Babies are born to breastfeed and breastmilk is their basic and primary food in their first two years of life. Therefore, it is not normal or would not be appropriate for a baby to wean on its own before reaching its first birthday.   We are not talking about a conscious decision of weaning made by the mother, but rather a rejection of the breast by the baby. We cannot repeat enough, that breastfeeding is a matter of two, mother…

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Breastfeeding in self-isolation and when staying at home

Breastfeeding in self-isolation and when staying at home

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many families around the world are currently confined to their homes with their breastfeeding babies. We have never experienced anything like this before. This is the first time we have faced a situation like this and it is normal that you have many doubts. What we can tell you is that many of you feel the same way, so we are going to try to answer those questions that many of you have…

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Breastfeeding and Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19)

Breastfeeding and Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19)

Last update: April 11, 2020. These days we are facing an exceptional situation and we know that this causes a lot of concern among families, since many of you have made us aware of your doubts and concerns. Therefore, at LactApp we have been reviewing the latest recommendations from international disease and breastfeeding experts to provide you with up-to-date information. We have been able to confirm that the great majority of these organizations conclude, that when the mother suffers from…

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AND I DID IT – MARCH 8th WOMEN’S DAY

AND I DID IT – MARCH 8th WOMEN’S DAY

We have been thinking a long time about how to prepare for this day, a day of mobilizations, of demands, of feelings, a day full of sisterhood and feminism. Because of this, we wanted to do something different, something special, something that would support and encourage us. In 2017 the hashtag #MeToo movement was launched. A concept under which many women shared their experiences about all kind of violence (sexual, gender, obstetric…), harassment, fear, sexual abuse,… which they suffered (or…

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What is a growth spurt?

What is a growth spurt?

Your baby suddenly wants to feed all the time, is more irritated and fuzzy, cries, seems to want to feed constantly, but is struggling at the breast… And maybe you are thinking: Am I running out of milk?  But wait… maybe your baby is going through a growth spurt! Babies usually go through several growth spurts (some call them frequency days, in Spanish we even call them breastfeeding crisis) during the first 12 months of life, when their demand for…

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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. There are babies and children who show an enormous interest in food and in experimenting with new tastes, and there are others who 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 an infant one year old or older may be…

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If I breastfeed my baby, can I take medication?

If I breastfeed my baby, can I take medication?

Breastfeeding mothers get sick and breastfeeding does not prevent them from becoming ill as the rest of the population. There is a great fear of medication during breastfeeding because there is a belief that the drugs the mother takes go directly into her breast milk and reach the baby in their entirety. This has two clear negative effects: mothers either do not take the medication they need or they  stop breastfeeding, partially or totally, to take their medication. The lack…

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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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