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Stages of a breast abscess

Stages of a breast abscess

A breast abscess is the most serious complication a mother can experience during lactation. An abscess is usually produced by a poor resolution of mastitis, which is why it is very important to effectively treat mastitis or any sign of infection in the breast. A breast abscess develops over time, so sometimes, it is difficult to determine whether the lump a mother notices in her breast is an abscess or not. In this article, we have divided the possible evolution…

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What is postpartum depression and what are the symptoms?

What is postpartum depression and what are the symptoms?

Postpartum depression is one of the most common maternity disorders. However, the fact that it appears after having a baby when the baby takes center stage makes it often invisible. In some areas of the world, the 13th of January marks the World Day Against Depression, so we wanted to highlight this topic. What is postpartum depression? Postpartum depression is a type of depression that can appear after childbirth and up to a year later, though according to some experts,…

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Developmental leaps at 4 and 8 months

Developmental leaps at 4 and 8 months

We have already discussed the different developmental leaps, growth spurts, and breastfeeding crises and their causes, such as the 15 to 20-day or 3-month breastfeeding crises. Today, we will look at what, at LactApp, we call a false breastfeeding crisis, which also exists. So what is that, a false breastfeeding crisis? Let us explain. We call them “false” because, as a mother, you might think this challenging situation is related to your own milk supply. Still, in reality, it is…

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6 tips to get more sleep without weaning

6 tips to get more sleep without weaning

If you are breastfeeding on demand at night and are exhausted but don’t feel like weaning your baby from the breast, here are our tips for sleeping better without weaning that might be useful. Some babies are very demanding during the night, but there comes a time when you feel that you need to do something to get more sleep. How? Here are a few ideas. How to get better sleep when you are breastfeeding Don’t let it come to…

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When breastfeeding is over and it hurts

When breastfeeding is over and it hurts

When my oldest daughter was 18 months old, she got chickenpox. She had it very mild, only 10 pimples all over her body, but one of them was right inside her mouth. When she was breastfeeding, the milk stung her little mouth (breast milk has antibiotic properties); it hurt her so much that she didn’t want to breastfeed anymore. So she gave it up suddenly. Within a few hours, she went from everything to nothing. She spent a couple of…

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How to survive the Holidays when you are breastfeeding

How to survive the Holidays when you are breastfeeding

It’s the time of Christmas, holidays, and New Year celebrations, and many of you will see family and friends, go to parties, get-togethers, and other celebrations. But are you ready for what’s to come? It makes no difference whether you are a breastfeeding or bottle-feeding mother, bring your baby in a sling, baby carrier, pram, or stroller. When you go to meals, engagements, and celebrations with a baby that inevitably becomes the center of attention, it’s difficult not to receive…

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Supplemental Nursing System (SNS): Questions & Answers

Supplemental Nursing System (SNS): Questions & Answers

The supplemental nursing system (SNS) is relatively unknown until you need it. We receive many consultations on using a supplemental nursing system (SNS) as a supplementation method during breastfeeding. When we think of a system to supplement milk to a baby, the first thing that comes into mind is usually a baby bottle. So, we have talked in another article about the different types of supplementation methods, and today, we focus on the supplemental nursing system (SNS) and answer the…

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Night weaning

Night weaning

For babies, the association between sucking (the breast) and sleep is very powerful. Breastfeeding is so much more for them than just eating and falling asleep with breastfeeding is ideal for them. Sucking gives them pleasure, relaxation, and well-being, and that means they fall asleep quickly and effectively. But then, as they grow up and for different reasons, mothers may feel the need for night weaning or have to wean them at night. And then, depending on the age of…

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Prickling and burning breast pain – subacute mastitis?

Prickling and burning breast pain – subacute mastitis?

What is subacute mastitis? We are often contacted by women who, for days or weeks (or even months!), have had a stinging feeling in their nipple, especially at the beginning of the feed and right after it. Sometimes, there is also pain in the breast and a prickling feeling that moves towards the ribs. The nipples are often pinker than usual, and, in some cases, milk blisters or wounds appear that don’t heal or that come and go. All these…

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The two year breastfeeding crisis

The two year breastfeeding crisis

Official maternal and child health guidelines for protecting and promoting breastfeeding recommend maintaining breastfeeding along with complementary food for a minimum of two years. But what happens at this stage? Few mothers know that there is one more hurdle to overcome. More and more mothers reach this milestone in breastfeeding, and then, to their surprise, at two years of the child’s age, awaits the last, unexpected, and final breastfeeding crisis, in what we call the two year breastfeeding crisis. This…

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