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Ethics in Research

Ethics in Research

Research ethics during the first half of the last century, particularly in pregnant women and in the postpartum period, was abusive and immoral. A paper published in 1948 studying the milk ejection reflex is a good example of this (1). In this study, a series of immoral procedures were performed on a 25-year-old woman while she was breastfeeding her daughter to assess whether pain, stress, or distraction could influence the milk ejection reflex. Three procedures, which they called distraction, were…

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Breastfeeding Beginnings

Breastfeeding Beginnings

The beginnings of breastfeeding and the first hours of the infant are one of the topics that were discussed in the practical workshops of the I LactApp Medical Congress. In this article, we summarize the workshop of the LactApp midwife and breastfeeding expert Anna Manubens, who held the practical session ‘Assessment in the first hours’. In this workshop, we were able to get a very clear idea of the most important aspects to take into account when accompanying a mother-baby…

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THE RELACTATION PROCESS

THE RELACTATION PROCESS

Relactation is the re-establishment of breastmilk supply in a woman who has given birth, after milk secretion has significantly been reduced, interrupted or inhibited altogether, either because of inability or unwillingness to breastfeed after childbirth. Requests for help in relactation are common, it is a process in which women must be accompanied and they need to know very well the steps and actions to be taken to increase breast milk production while reducing the amount of formula offered to the…

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Formula Milk Shortage in the US: What to Do?

Formula Milk Shortage in the US: What to Do?

In the last few weeks, a formula milk shortage is happening in the United States. According to local media reports, the problem has worsened to the point that supermarkets, pharmacies and other retailers that sell baby formula are out of stock of these products, which are essential for feeding so many infants. A large number of bottle-feeding families now find themselves rationing the cans of formula they have at home, giving less than needed amounts, watering down bottles, and driving…

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Children’s Rights in Hospital

Children’s Rights in Hospital

The 13th of May marks the occasion of the International Day of the Hospitalized Child, so in this article, we would like to talk about the rights of hospitalized children. The hospitalization of a child can be a shock to families and their children. Additionally, if you are breastfeeding and/or have other children, this can be extremely difficult to manage. There are international agreements that protect hospitalized children and their families in this situation. The rights of hospitalized children are included in…

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Racism and Maternity Care

Racism and Maternity Care

Institutionalised racism undermines the quality of health care for black mothers, who have a much higher mortality rate than white mothers, even when they have similar levels of education or socioeconomic background. African-American women living in the United States are nearly four times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than white women, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC reports that while the mortality rate for white women is 12.7…

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BLW or pureed foods: what does the scientific evidence say?

BLW or pureed foods: what does the scientific evidence say?

BLW or pureed food: is there scientific evidence to support the benefits of one method over the other? If a few weeks ago we wrote about the scientific evidence of BLW in relation to breastfeeding, now we focus on reviewing the published scientific evidence on infant growth and food intake of BLW babies compared to traditional spoon-fed babies.  BLW or pureed food One of the biggest fears that both health care providers and families have about BLW is that infants…

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Drug compatibility and breastfeeding

Drug compatibility and breastfeeding

On drug compatibility and breastfeeding, today we share with you the main points of the practical workshop on how to use the e-lactancia.org website that the pharmacist and co-author of the website Silvia Moyano gave at the LactApp Medical Congress. Moyano addressed, among other aspects, the pharmacokinetic characteristics of a substance to be able to assess the compatibility of drugs and breastfeeding and the risk posed by that substance for an infant. He explained how to take into account the…

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BLW and breastfeeding: what does the scientific evidence say?

BLW and breastfeeding: what does the scientific evidence say?

In this post we review what the scientific evidence says about BLW and breastfeeding. The Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) method allows the baby to feed itself in a self-regulated manner by eating autonomously with its hands and avoiding the traditional method of spooning pureed food. The method has multiple benefits compared to the traditional method of spooning pureed food.  One of the most important is that it might be more respectful with breastfeeding.  There are several published studies that have studied the…

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The “Linguinha” Test: Checking for Tongue-Tie is Law in Brazil

The “Linguinha” Test: Checking for Tongue-Tie is Law in Brazil

In 2014, the tongue-tie test was introduced by then-president of Brazil Dilma Rousseff by law according to which it became “mandatory to perform the Protocol for the Evaluation of the Lingual Frenulum in Babies, in all hospitals and maternity wards, in children born in their dependencies”. With this decision, Brazil became the first country in the world to offer this test in all maternity wards. Who created this so-called ‘tongue test’? The author is the Brazilian phono-audiologist Roberta Martinelli, vice-coordinator…

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