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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What is nipple confusion and how can it be solved?

What is nipple confusion and how can it be solved?

There has been a debate whether nipple confusion (or sometimes called nipple-teat confusion) exists or whether it is a myth. In reality, evidence and our experience in supporting thousands of breastfeeding mothers shows, there are all types of babies: those who can suck a teat, a pacifier/dummie and at the mother’s breast interchangeably without any problems and other babies, who are given one single feed from a bottle and seem to no longer know or want to breastfeed. There are…

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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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The 74 thousand reasons for LactApp

The 74 thousand reasons for LactApp

To personally live the steps that LactApp has been taking has been an experience, similar to motherhood in many aspects. When LactApp was born, we taught her everything we knew, we passed on to her the knowledge in breastfeeding, the tone of the messages, the respect towards decision making… Soon it was time to let her interact with many other people. It was a magical moment, clumsy, full of fears and pride, similar to that first step our children took….

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By and for black women by Desirée Bela-Lobedde

By and for black women by Desirée Bela-Lobedde

The Black Breastfeeding Week (BBW) was held from 25 to 31 August. This has been its seventh edition. In the blog of LactApp, and in its social networks, there were a couple of publications talking about the need for this celebration, with the intention of making it visible. And, although it seems to me to be a necessary action in a medium dedicated to providing information on breastfeeding in general, I must say that the reactions of the readers made…

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Is it necessary to celebrate Black Lactation Week? 

Is it necessary to celebrate Black Lactation Week? 

We are in the middle of the Black Breastfeeding Week Celebration in its 7th edition. To spread the word, we have posted on our Instagram account a photograph of a black mother breastfeeding her baby and we have shared the news about this celebration that takes place from 25 to 31 August. It’s great to have our followers on the LactApp social networks. The responses to the image are reactions of surprise because in the 21st century we still have…

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PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING: WHEN CAN WEANING BE NECESSARY?

PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING: WHEN CAN WEANING BE NECESSARY?

Breastfeeding during pregnancy is something more and more women are doing. It is not easy for them, as they are likely to receive comments and opinions regarding the risk of breastfeeding while they are pregnant. None of this is true and when all goes well, there is no reason to stop breastfeeding. But what if something goes wrong? Today we want to see the other side of the coin and talk about the cases in which giving up breastfeeding is…

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Breast milk storage: summary chart

Breast milk storage: summary chart

Handling and storing breast milk can be scary but is much simpler than it sounds. As this is a common doubt, we present you quick information on the preservation of milk. FRESH MILK: Fresh milk: In the fridge for 3 to 5 days. Fresh milk at room temperature (summer): 4 hours Fresh milk at room temperature (winter): 6 hours Fresh milk to be refrigerated and then frozen: No more than 24 hours in the refrigerator. FROZEN: Milk frozen at (-19…

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