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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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Your baby’s three-month growth spurt: questions and answers

Your baby’s three-month growth spurt: questions and answers

As many of you know, a growth spurt, or sometimes also called a breastfeeding crisis, is a response to a clear increase in milk demand from the baby, who asks to breastfeed at all times and may be nervous, irritable and seemingly insatiable. Coincidentally, these increases in demand occur around the same time to all babies. This shows that it is a common, biological and necessary behaviour, that most of us go through. Some mothers may not notice it, but…

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10 tips to prepare for breastfeeding while pregnant

10 tips to prepare for breastfeeding while pregnant

No one would think of driving a car without preparing to do so. First, we have to study the theory, then take a few (and sometimes many) driving lessons and then we still neet to to gain experience and start driving many times, before we can change gears without thinking about it and only then everything will start to flow automatically. The same happens for breastfeeding, we really should prepare for what is to come, prepare for your breastfeeding journey….

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Eating during lockdown

Eating during lockdown

Your nutrition during coronavirus times: recommendations by our dietitian and nutritionist Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have been in lockdown and self-isolation for some weeks now, in many parts of the world. This situation of confinement has broken all our daily routines. It is a very new situation for all of us and we might notice, that these changes are affecting us, on a psychological level and also in the way we eat: our eating habits and…

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“I am exposed to coronavirus in my job and I am breastfeeding”

“I am exposed to coronavirus in my job and I am breastfeeding”

Many of you are nurses, nursing assistants, doctors, cleaners and hospital food workers in this current health crisis, who are in daily contact with people who have COVID-19 or are suspected of having it and are also breastfeeding. First of all, we would like to say a big Thank You, thank you for everything you are doing, thank you for taking care of us and for taking care of our loved ones. Thank you for staying by our side in…

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Your baby’s growth spurt at 15-20 days

Your baby’s growth spurt at 15-20 days

If you have a baby between 15-20 days, you may notice that she is more restless and very fuzzy at the breast, doesn’t let go at all or wants to feed all the time, she may even have a milk reflux from the large amount she is drinking. It is very likely that you feel that something out of your control is happening and you feel confused or scared by this behavior of your newborn. Maybe you are imagining the…

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The cradle hold position for breastfeeding

The cradle hold position for breastfeeding

Many breastfeeding problems can be solved by improving the baby’s latch on the breast and the position in which we breastfeed. In this article we will talk about how to get a good latch and help babies drink all the milk they need while avoiding complications. Many of you are just starting to breastfeed, and you will probably breastfeed your baby in this most typical position, the cradle hold. The cradle hold position means you are sitting and the baby…

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My baby’s first days

My baby’s first days

This blog entry is intended for mothers who have just had a baby and need basic information about the baby’s behaviour, poos, feeding, sleeping, weight gain, or when to seek specialist medical advice. In these times of confinement, isolation and cancellation of health check appointments, many of you have doubts about whether your baby is feeding properly. This is why we have created this post, so you can assess the health of your baby and see if there is something…

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Ideas for your baby to return to breastfeed

Ideas for your baby to return to breastfeed

Babies are born to breastfeed and breastmilk is their basic and primary food in their first two years of life. Therefore, it is not normal or would not be appropriate for a baby to wean on its own before reaching its first birthday.   We are not talking about a conscious decision of weaning made by the mother, but rather a rejection of the breast by the baby. We cannot repeat enough, that breastfeeding is a matter of two, mother…

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Breastfeeding in self-isolation and when staying at home

Breastfeeding in self-isolation and when staying at home

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many families around the world are currently confined to their homes with their breastfeeding babies. We have never experienced anything like this before. This is the first time we have faced a situation like this and it is normal that you have many doubts. What we can tell you is that many of you feel the same way, so we are going to try to answer those questions that many of you have…

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