How to raise your baby without dying while trying

How to raise your baby without dying while trying

Today I decided to write about parenting and the pressure we women have in relation to it, and I do so for the number of consultations of mothers absolutely exhausted and surpassed from the first year of their baby.   Most of these mothers have babies between 18 months and 3 years old and describe exhaustion, overwhelm and absolute discomfort that has to do with the intensity of the baby’s demand, whether breast, arms or skin, during the day and/or…

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10 Tips on Weaning a Baby Older than 1 Year

10 Tips on Weaning a Baby Older than 1 Year

Weaning is a star topic in the LactApp’s app, and that’s because it’s still a taboo topic. On the net you can find a lot of information about breastfeeding, especially the first months, but when we cross the barrier of the year, the information becomes scarce and often poor or unrealistic.   It is important to start from the premise that we often only treat as ideal those weanings that are done naturally or very gradually, but let me tell…

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Weaning of Gael – Tell us your breastfeeding experience

Weaning of Gael – Tell us your breastfeeding experience

That’s how I woke up the morning after the first weaning night. Just by applying pressure, without moving the hand, the milk flowed for a couple of minutes.   We had been breastfeeding on demand for more than a year, and I felt it was my time to wean at night. Gael used to wake up every hour or two and was worth nothing but my breast to go back to sleep. My partner and I began to test everything:…

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5 expectations vs 5 realities of motherhood

5 expectations vs 5 realities of motherhood

1 Expectations: The baby wants to breastfeed all day because the breast works on demand but do not worry that as the baby grows, the feedings will be spaced out and the baby will claim you less. Reality: Baby feeds do not decrease in number over time, they may even increase. What you may notice is that during the first few days you spend a lot of time breastfeeding because the baby is very small and needs to rest while…

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How to prepare a feeding bottle properly

How to prepare a feeding bottle properly

Every women should have all the information she may need in order to decide which breastfeeding experience she desire to have. We can not forget that many women offer mixed breastfeeding to their babies (breastfeeding plus artificial milk) so we think it is appropriate to talk today about how to prepare a bottle. We don’t know if you’ve been up to date with the latest news about babies suffering from salmonellosis, as the formula they were drinking was contaminated with…

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I didn’t expect my baby to breastfeed so much!

I didn’t expect my baby to breastfeed so much!

In fact, I didn’t expect it at all, and it seems to me that I’m not mistaken when I say that a large number of women who are mothers for the first time didn’t expect it either… And why? It’s hard to know why we have these expectations for our babies. Maybe because we have little contact with babies in our daily lives, maybe because the experience of motherhood is so intense that you don’t really realize the situation until…

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milk supplements for breastfeeding babies

milk supplements for breastfeeding babies

Babies are often supplemented during breastfeeding, sometimes with formula and sometimes with breast milk. The introduction of a supplement, both continent and content, can affect the feeding of the baby, so it is necessary to study well its real need. In this article we will discuss what supplements are, when they are needed, and the best options for administering them. What are supplements? These are variable amounts of milk, which are given to the baby once or several times a…

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Grief. A lost breastfeeding.

Grief. A lost breastfeeding.

Grief is defined as pain, pity, affliction or feeling. It is something that, although we would prefer to avoid, usually comes into our lives, so suddenly, sometimes without warning, other confirming what we had been fearing for some time. And it hurts deep down… It covers you with a dark shadow and you get to feel that you will stay there, hidden, forever. Grief may be of different intensity depending on what is lost, but it almost always leaves a…

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Breasts, breastfeeding and emotions

Breasts, breastfeeding and emotions

Do you remember when your breasts started to grow? How did you feel? Did you receive any kind of comment that bothered you? Did you ever feel ashamed about how your body was developing? Did your environment encourage you to feel comfortable with your breasts or maybe you had to cover yourself constantly?   It could be that one of these questions removes you or that even today your behavior is conditioned as a result of those experiences, had you…

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First hours after C-section

First hours after C-section

Currently, one in five babies is born by C-section in the world and although there is increasing knowledge about postpartum after this type of intervention, it is true that mothers may face similar difficulties and myths may appear that could affect the good start of breastfeeding. We are going to resolve the main doubts that mothers may have about the start of breastfeeding after a caesarean section.   If I am anaesthetised, do I have to wait to breastfeed? No,…

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