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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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Breast compression technique

Breast compression technique

Breast compression is a simple technique that can help improve milk flow and transfer when there are difficulties with breastfeeding. It consists of continuous compression of the breast of the breastfeeding person so that the infant’s suckling is usually more effective. Breast compression techniques can help in different situations, such as: Infants with difficulties in gaining weight Infants with Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) or low birth weight Newborns that are very sleepy or present immature suckling – to prevent difficulties in milk transfer. During…

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