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ISCHEMIA OF THE NIPPLE: THREE POSSIBLE CAUSES

ISCHEMIA OF THE NIPPLE: THREE POSSIBLE CAUSES

“At the end of the feeding, everything begins. The nipple becomes white and starts hurting. It hurts a lot and I don’t know what it is. Then, when I am in the shower or on outside if it is cold, the pain reappears. What can it be? What this mother is describing is an ischemia of the nipple, a lack of blood supply that can cause a lot of pain. The ischemias occur for many diverse reasons and are not…

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5 Ways My Baby can be given my milk in my absence

5 Ways My Baby can be given my milk in my absence

The best way your child can drink their mother’s milk is from the breast but on certain occasions, such as when returning to work, we cannot be by their side. The methods of feeding and supplementing allow us to keep giving them the best. When we think of ways of nourishing our baby with extracted breast milk or formula, the first thing we think of is a bottle. In reality, the bottle is the method that is NOT recommended by…

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My Baby Has Become More Demanding

My Baby Has Become More Demanding

  To us mothers, we have been told a thousand times that breastfeeding should be done on demand. What does that mean? That every time the baby wants to breastfeed or seems they will want to, the baby must be given access to the breast to nurse for the length of time and as often as they need. With no limit.   The expectations of the demand that we have before becming mothers differs greatly from the reality we find…

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10 Basic Concepts for Complementary Nutrition

10 Basic Concepts for Complementary Nutrition

  1 Why do we begin giving solid foods   Mother’s milk is the most complete source of nutrition that exists and can exclusively feed a baby for their first 6 months of life. After that age, more or less, mother’s milk continues being an excellent source of nourishment but not exclusively and for that reason, complementary feeding begins. Iron, zinc and vitamin A are the elements that the baby needs the most of and therefore the baby begins diversifying…

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HOW TO ACHIEVE EXCLUSIVE MATERNAL LACTATION (RELACTATION)

HOW TO ACHIEVE EXCLUSIVE MATERNAL LACTATION (RELACTATION)

  Relactation is the process through which breast milk production begins once again after it had diminished or had stopped completely. When beginning this process it is important to be sensible and know that formula feedings cannot be suppressed cold turkey if the baby drinks more than 100 ml a day. With more than 100 ml, it must be done little by little and give the mother’s body time to increase milk production. If the baby drinks 100 ml or…

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BREASTPUMP: Q & A

BREASTPUMP: Q & A

The use of the breast pump brings up many doubts and concerns. Let’s see if we can resolve some, and if you have any more, feel free to ask us your questions in our comments and we will post another blog with the responses. Do I have to sterilize the pump every time I use it? No. The manufacturers recommend that you sterilize the pump before it is used for the first time. After that it is not necessary. Cleaning…

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THE MOTHER’S DIET HAS VERY LITTLE INFLUENCE ON THE COMPOSITION OF HER MILK

THE MOTHER’S DIET HAS VERY LITTLE INFLUENCE ON THE COMPOSITION OF HER MILK

In case you don’t know Julio Basulto yet, father of three beautiful daughters and happily married to dietitian-nutritionist Olga Ayllón, we recommend that you read his books. Julio has published 5 books on different subjects, and in all of them he talks about the importance of breastfeeding in maternal and child health. Well, in his book “Eating and Running” he doesn’t do it, although he does insist that physical exercise shouldn’t be a hindrance (more) to breastfeeding.   Today we…

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