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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Can I breastfeed and be a feminist?

Can I breastfeed and be a feminist?

Today, as we celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women a few days ago, we would like to retrieve this wonderful text by Irene García Perulero, a woman who knows a lot about feminism and breastfeeding. Do not miss it! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. “I breastfed for eight years and I did it for two reasons. The first is that I was told I could not do it. Let’s see,…

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Bronchiolitis and breastfeeding

Bronchiolitis and breastfeeding

Bronchiolitis is a rather frequent lung infection during winter months in infants and toddlers. It causes inflammation and congestion in the smaller branches of the bronchial airways (bronchioles). In most cases bronchiolitis is caused by a virus. It begins as a cold (mucus, sneezing, sore throat, slight fever) and from the fourth day on, it spreads to the bronchi. This stage usually lasts between 5 and 7 days, although sometimes the cough persists for another week or two. What can…

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Is it possible to maintain a mixed feeding?

Is it possible to maintain a mixed feeding?

Today we want to explain what mixed feeding is and how it can be maintained. We talk about mixed feeding when the baby is combining breast and bottle feeding. There are many reasons why it can be done in a combined way. Whatever yours, here we will explain some important issues to keep in mind that can help you solve some of the most common problems. When we want to maintain a mixed lactation but we want to continue breastfeeding…

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Should I prepare the baby for my return to work?

Should I prepare the baby for my return to work?

When the time to return to work comes, fears and doubts begin to appear: Should I make a milk bank? How do I do it? How to manage with milk when I am not there? and… Should I prepare my baby to accept bottle? Well, today we would like to talk about this little great concern. Do we have to prepare babies so that they are ready when mom returns to work? Well, the answer is no. But we are…

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NIPPLE-TEAT CONFUSION WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT BE SOLVED?

NIPPLE-TEAT CONFUSION WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT BE SOLVED?

It has been debated for years whether the nipple-teat confusion exists or whether it is a myth. The truth is that there are babies who can suck a teat, a teat, a pacifier and nipples … And others who put a teat bottle in their mouth and it seems that they no longer know or want to breastfeed. There are two main challenges with bottle feeding and they are as much for the content as for the continent. In the…

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Pregnancy and oral health

Pregnancy and oral health

Pregnancy generates a series of changes in the oral cavity that may cause a lot of discomfort. Although it is a myth, many of our patients believe that “For every pregnancy a tooth is lost” and it is our duty as dental health professionals to provide information to expectant mothers in order to remove that belief once and for all. Cavities and peridontitis (disease of the gums and the bone surrounding the tooth) are two diseases that are caused by…

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