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When a milk top-up is necessary (supplementing)

When a milk top-up is necessary (supplementing)

Sometimes babies need additional milk, but many get “little top-ups” or are supplemented when they don’t need it. Supplementing milk is mostly associated with artificial milk, which can create problems for breastfeeding. Today we will talk about supplementing additional milk to breastfeeding; when it is needed, if it is necessary and the best options of how to give them. What are “top-ups”, and what is supplementing? These are variable amounts of milk, which are given to the baby once or…

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Should I prepare my baby for the return to work?

Should I prepare my baby for the return to work?

When the time to return to work comes, fears and doubts begin to appear: Should I make a milk stash? How do I do it? How to manage breastmilk when I am not there? Should I prepare my baby to accept a bottle? Well, today we would like to talk about these important concerns. Do we have to prepare babies so that they are ready when mothers return to (paid) work? Well, the answer is no. But we are sure…

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Supplementing Milk in Breastfeeding Babies

Supplementing Milk in Breastfeeding Babies

Babies often receive supplemental milk during breastfeeding, sometimes with formula and sometimes with breast milk. The introduction of supplemental milk, both, as the form of administration and its content, can affect the feeding of the infant and therefore it is very important to examine thoroughly its real need. In this article, we discuss what supplementing means, when it is needed, and the best options for administering it. What is supplementing? Supplementing means giving variable amounts of milk to a baby…

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