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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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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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