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Covid-19 Vaccine Antibodies Pass Into Breastmilk

Covid-19 Vaccine Antibodies Pass Into Breastmilk

Covid-19 antibodies achieved through vaccination pass into lactating mothers’ breastmilk. The results of the study that LactApp has carried out together with the Spanish Institue of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), a centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), are now available and have determined that breastmilk of women vaccinated against coronavirus contains antibodies against Covid-19. The study did not find any traces of the virus in any of the milk samples tested, which do have specific antibodies to…

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Medication to stop breastfeeding

Medication to stop breastfeeding

We receive many questions about medication to stop your milk supply, so we thought we deep dive into the topic and give you more information. Here our experts answer the most frequently asked questions related to taking tablets to cut off your milk supply. How can I make my breast milk dry up? The first thing you need to know is that breastmilk does not just dry up. Your production may decrease but it takes years for breastmilk to completely…

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Breastfeeding and Your Period – Everything You Need to Know

Breastfeeding and Your Period – Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to breastfeeding myths, those about the period and breastfeeding are some of the most common misconceptions. There is a lot of fear that, with the reappearance of the menstrual cycle and the period, breastfeeding will end or that breastmilk could dry up, so we have decided to answer all your questions so that you can be reassured about what happens when your period is back and you are a breastfeeding mother. Around one month after birth I…

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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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