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Calories during breastfeeding

Calories during breastfeeding

The breastfeeding mother’s diet is a recurring theme. As a Dietitian-Nutritionist, the most important thing I would say to a breastfeeding woman would be: eat healthily. But do it for yourself, not for breastfeeding. And do it because you are now a mother and your children are watching you (the availability of food in the home and the power of setting an example is important). But at the same time, there is another recurring question among mums: “can you lose…

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Hypogalactia: How to identify it and how to accompany it?

Hypogalactia: How to identify it and how to accompany it?

Hypogalactia is defined as insufficient milk secretion to maintain exclusive breastfeeding. A woman may have milk secretion, but this may not be sufficient and she may need supplementation for the correct feeding of the infant. Studies indicate that 36% of mothers attribute the end of breastfeeding to a lack of milk production. It is true that in the majority of cases this is only a perception and is not real, but real hypogalactia exists in 5% of mothers either due…

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Can I Have the Covid Vaccine if I Am Breastfeeding?

Can I Have the Covid Vaccine if I Am Breastfeeding?

Since the Covid-19 vaccination programs started, we have not stopped receiving your messages asking us, if the vaccine is compatible with breastfeeding. In this previous post we have collected official recommendations of the main international organizations about the vaccine. As there is a lot of information available,here we wanted to answer some of the main doubts about the vaccine. Can I be vaccinated against Covid-19 if I am breastfeeding? Although no trials have been carried out in breastfeeding mothers, based…

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Do I have low breast milk supply?

Do I have low breast milk supply?

Usually all mothers have the optimal amount of milk for their babies, but there are situations where mothers may have a low milk production, which can interfere with the baby’s growth. Low milk supply exists and there are mothers who are unable to maintain exclusive breastfeeding. Many women desperately seek the cause of their low milk production and do not always find the answers. To understand hypogalactia (low milk production) you should know first, that it is multifactorial, that is…

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COVID-19 VACCINE AND BREASTFEEDING

COVID-19 VACCINE AND BREASTFEEDING

Updated December 22, 2020 Recently we have had many consultations about the compatibility of the COVID-19 vaccine with breastfeeding. In some countries like the UK it has already been given to certain groups of people, such as health professionals or people who are at increased risk. If you have been recommended the vaccine because of your personal situation/condition and you are breastfeeding, is the vaccine compatible with breastfeeding? On 21/12/2020 the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published on the safety…

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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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Skin to Skin – the Golden Hours after Birth

Skin to Skin – the Golden Hours after Birth

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 that skin-to-skin contact, which even sounds like a 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…

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Breastfeeding and Alcohol

Breastfeeding and Alcohol

We get many queries related to alcohol consumption and breastfeeding. This is not an easy topic to address and mothers who seek information about drinking alcohol while breastfeeding find contradictory messages and different information depending on where they live. Here we are trying to shed some light on the subject, by providing different aspects and publications of reputable organisations, so that each mother can make her own decision with the information in hand. The consumption of alcohol Before exposing the…

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What Our Users Say

What Our Users Say

It has been a little while since our previous user survey, so last month we launched a short customer survey to understand the impact our App had on our users (or as we call them, our “usuarias”, the feminine version of users). We created a short google form and asked them to help us out in one of our blog posts in the Spanish version, which is automatically linked to our in-app content. We then also promoted it in our…

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#LactAppIsYOU

#LactAppIsYOU

Would you like your personal maternity picture being featured inside our App and reflect real motherhood?   LactApp is a beautiful project that has grown so much thanks to each and every one of you. Since the first version of the app was released on October 1st, 2015, a lot has happened. Women from many corners of the world have come to us for answers and shared their concerns and joys with us, making LactApp more open and inclusive. LactApp…

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