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Is your child a picky eater? Here are some tips

Is your child a picky eater? Here are some tips

Babies grow up, and there comes a time when they are ready to start trying new foods in addition to breast milk. Some babies and children show an enormous interest in food and experimenting with new tastes, and others show less interest in solid foods or directly reject them.  It is important to know that little or no interest in eating (or small amounts) in a one-year-old or older may be related to specific times in the infant’s growth, such…

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Does abrupt weaning increase the risk of breast cancer?

Does abrupt weaning increase the risk of breast cancer?

In 2019, Basree et al. published a scientific study in which they studied whether abrupt weaning caused histological and molecular changes in the mammary gland (1) with the aim of understanding possible mechanisms of cancer protection in extended breastfeeding. This study assumes that breastfeeding generally decreases the risk of breast cancer, but it has been observed that the duration of breastfeeding has an impact on the risk of developing some types of cancer, such as triple negative breast cancer (TNBC),…

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Lactation restoration techniques

Lactation restoration techniques

Lactation restoration techniques: refusal of the breast by the infant at some point during the breastfeeding journey is a situation that can occur with some frequency. In this context, the mother is likely to interpret this situation as an infant-induced attempt of weaning. When this happens before the age of one year, it is very uncommon that this stems from an infant’s own willingness to stop breastfeeding, but usually, there are rather other underlying causes.  Lactation restoration techniques Some of…

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Medication to stop breastfeeding

Medication to stop breastfeeding

We receive many questions about medication to stop your milk supply, so we thought we deep dive into the topic and give you more information. Here our experts answer the most frequently asked questions related to taking tablets to cut off your milk supply. How can I make my breast milk dry up? The first thing you need to know is that breastmilk does not just dry up. Your production may decrease but it takes years for breastmilk to completely…

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How to Avoid Mastitis during Weaning

How to Avoid Mastitis during Weaning

One of the causes of mastitis is poor drainage from the breast during weaning. Therefore, it is important that specific instructions are followed when reducing the amount of milk that is produced during weaning. *When suffering mastitis it is very important to continue to drain the breast. For this reason, it is not recommended to wean children from the breast during this time. How to wean from the breast correctly for the mammary gland Weaning is the process according to…

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How to stop breastfeeding a baby younger than one-year-old

How to stop breastfeeding a baby younger than one-year-old

When we have talked about weaning before, we have tended to focus on babies over the age of one year old. In this blog post, we’re going to talk about weaning from the breast when babies are younger than a year old or even a few months or days old. As you know, you can consult the LactApp app for further information about weaning at any age and situation so you have all the information possible in your hands and…

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10 tips on how to stop breastfeeding an over 1 year old baby

10 tips on how to stop breastfeeding an over 1 year old baby

Weaning is a star topic in the LactApp’s app, and that’s because it’s still a taboo topic. On the net you can find a lot of information about breastfeeding, especially the first months, but when we cross the barrier of the year, the information becomes scarce and often poor or unrealistic. It is important to start from the premise that we often only treat as ideal those weanings that are done naturally or very gradually, but let me tell you…

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Stopping to breastfeed Gael – your breastfeeding experience

Stopping to breastfeed Gael – your breastfeeding experience

That’s how I woke up the morning after the first weaning night. Just by applying pressure, without moving the hand, the milk flowed for a couple of minutes.   We had been breastfeeding on demand for more than a year, and I felt it was my time to wean at night. Gael used to wake up every hour or two and was worth nothing but my breast to go back to sleep. My partner and I began to test everything:…

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