When milk supplementation is necessary

When milk supplementation is necessary

Many babies get “little helpers” or supplements when they don’t need them. In addition, milk supplementation is associated with artificial milk, which can hinder breastfeeding. Today we will talk about supplements, when they are needed, and, if they are necessary, the best options for administering them.   What are “little helpers” / supplements? These are variable amounts of milk, which are given to the baby once or several times a day after the usual breastfeeding, to help them gain or…

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Co-sleeping or bed-sharing and breastfeeding

Co-sleeping or bed-sharing and breastfeeding

How should I sleep with my baby? Frequent questions about co-sleeping and bed-sharing A lot of our users have asked us about sleep and babies, and to no surprise, because nights and breastfeeding are two of the issues that most concern families with babies (remember that we consider them to be babies from 0 to 3 years old).   Today the issues are co-sleeping and bed-sharing. A surprisingly controversial topic in Western culture, both for families and the scientific community,…

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What I mean by respected childbirth

What I mean by respected childbirth

When we talk about respected childbirth, each person can feel it or live it in a way, and that is that we could see it from many perspectives … the mother, the couple, the baby, the midwife, the assistant, 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 the respected birth, the experience,…

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I want it but I don’t

I want it but I don’t

Sometimes breastfeeding in older children begins not to be as pleasant as we had imagined Months have passed. Maybe we started breastfeeding with complications, or maybe not, and our baby has grown and practices a lot of postures while taking the breast. Breastfeeding is more than established and entrenched, but something in us is changing: “Is asking for a tit again?”; “It seems like they are newly born again and demand it all the time”; “At night she wakes up lots…

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BREAST ENGORGEMENT

BREAST ENGORGEMENT

In this post, a few months ago, we were already talking about the milk let-down: the physiological process that takes place 24-48 hours after birth. But this process can get complicated and become a painful problem. Today we have to talk about ingurgitation and how to solve it.   But let’s go step by step: What’s an engorgement or ingurgitation? An ingurgitation is an accumulation of liquids: liquids, blood, plasma… in the breast in the immediate postpartum period, which edematizes…

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Reverse pressure softening (RPS)

Reverse pressure softening (RPS)

In this post we talked about breast ingurgitation and how it can affect breastfeeding the first days of life of the baby or in case of mother-baby separation. In it we talked about the Reverse Pressure Softening (RPS), in this post we want to give you more information on how it is done.   What is the Reverse Pressure Softening (RPS)? It is a type of massage that can help to decongest the area of the areola when it presents…

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metamizole and breastfeeding

metamizole and breastfeeding

Following the modification of the compatibility level of metamizole by the reference website for medication and lactation www.e-lactancia.org, we have had several queries from mothers concerned about the issue. For that reason today, our midwife, Laia Aguilar, answers the most frequent questions: What is metamizole? It is a medicine used as an analgesic and antipyretic. In Spain it is marketed under the name Nolotil.   I have taken it while breastfeeding. Is it dangerous for my baby? The data indicate…

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THE GREAT CRISIS OF THE THREE MONTHS

THE GREAT CRISIS OF THE THREE MONTHS

As many of you know, a breastfeeding crisis responds to a clear increase in demand for the baby, who asks for breast at all times, may be nervous, irritable and seem insatiable. Coincidentally, these increases in demand occur more or less around the same time to all babies. So it shows that it is a habitual, biological and necessary behavior that most of us go through. Some mothers may not notice it, but most do, and it can be quite…

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Premature infants and breastfeeding

Premature infants and breastfeeding

Giving birth to a premature baby is an experience for which parents are not prepared. The dreamed and desired baby disappears, happiness is postponed and the future is too big an unknown. Parents often feel lost in the fragility of their babies. It seems that nothing is in their hands, that they cannot do much for them, that they can only trust doctors and medicines. But is that so?   Although there are no specific causes for premature birth, in…

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“I’m afraid to hurt my baby” Impulse phobia

“I’m afraid to hurt my baby” Impulse phobia

Motherhood had always been conceived in the same way as childbirth. What two or three generations ago was “normal”, now we don’t see it as “normal”. Society and women in particular are awakening, connecting with ourselves, our species and our physiology as mammals. We question why things are the way they are, we are more and more empowered, more committed, we speak more, we demand more and we make ourselves heard louder and louder every day. Women have been made…

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