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When milk supplementation is necessary

When milk supplementation is necessary

Many babies get “little helpers” or supplements when they don’t need them. In addition, milk supplementation is associated with artificial milk, which can hinder breastfeeding. Today we will talk about supplements, when they are needed, and, if they are necessary, the best options for administering them.   What are “little helpers” / supplements? These are variable amounts of milk, which are given to the baby once or several times a day after the usual breastfeeding, to help them gain or…

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My exclusive pumping with my two babies

My exclusive pumping with my two babies

Before becoming pregnant I had already been reading about breastfeeding, but I had read little about offering expressed breast milk until we were told that we were going to be parents of two babies. Researching about tandem breastfeeding, I began to see things about pumped breast milk, especially to give a little break to the mother with two babies. At that time I didn’t completely rule this possibility, but I did continue to be in the lead in doing exclusive…

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Expressed milk – pumping vs breastfeeding

Expressed milk – pumping vs breastfeeding

There are multiple circumstances in which a mother decides to pump instead of breastfeeding directly, this means to express her milk either manually or mechanically and offer it to the baby in a bottle or other container.   When this option is considered, it can make it easier for us to know the hole process and some of the situations that can occur:   Is breastfeeding directly the same as giving expressed milk with a bottle?   We could say…

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