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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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When a milk top-up is necessary (supplementing)

When a milk top-up is necessary (supplementing)

Many babies get “little top-ups” or supplements when they don’t need them. Milk supplementation is mostly associated with artificial milk, which can create problems for breastfeeding. Today we will talk about supplements, when they are needed, and, if they are necessary, the best options for how to give them.   What are “top-ups”, what is supplementing? These are variable amounts of milk, which are given to the baby once or several times a day after the usual breastfeeding sessions, to…

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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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