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Breastfed babies’ bowel movements (stools)

Breastfed babies’ bowel movements (stools)

Many parents are worried about the appearance, smell, texture, and quantity of their baby’s poop and pee. But babies’ bowel movements are also an excellent way to assess breastmilk intake in exclusively breastfed babies. The first stools are called meconium, the remains of amniotic fluid that your baby has swallowed while in your womb. Meconium is black and gluey to sticky and is passed during your baby’s first three days. On the first day, it is usual to have two…

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Breastfeeding positioning, attachment and latch

Breastfeeding positioning, attachment and latch

Positioning, attachment and a correct latch onto the breast are key to achieving a pleasant and effective breastfeeding journey. In this article, we will try to answer your most common questions. But first of all, let’s define what we mean by each one of these concepts: Positioning (or breastfeeding position): this is how the mother places herself to breastfeed; there are a thousand different positions, all of which are valid if the mother is comfortable. Attachment: This is how we…

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How do I know if my baby is hungry?

How do I know if my baby is hungry?

When you first become a new mother, one of the biggest worries is knowing when your baby is hungry. The two main worries of any new family are knowing why a baby is crying and knowing if she or he is hungry. If only they arrived with a manual! So how do I know if my baby is hungry? Babies can cry for many reasons: they might be bored, sleepy, hungry or lonely. But the good news is, that no…

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Waring signs after birth

Waring signs after birth

Do you know what are the warning signs after birth? After giving birth, you will be discharged between 24 hours and 2-3 days if you have given birth in a hospital. You will likely not see a healthcare professional again until some days later, depending on your local care plan. In some places, this can even be weeks after birth. Therefore, would you know what symptoms you need to look out for and where you should visit your midwife or…

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Warning signs for a breastfeeding baby under 15 days old

Warning signs for a breastfeeding baby under 15 days old

When you have your first baby and are breastfeeding, at the beginning, everything is new. So, it is very easy to miss important warning signs because it can be quite difficult to distinguish what is normal from what is not normal. But when should you go and see your health care professional? What are the warning signs for a breastfeeding baby that is under 15 days old? In the following, we will discuss any doubts or fears you might have…

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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 lockdown, 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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