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Perhaps your baby is now strong and mature enough to begin feeding directly at your breast. It may take some time to encourage him to do it correctly. Many mothers of premature babies find the cross cradle hold very useful for this stage. This technique allows you to get a better view of your baby, and to control your baby’s head. Position the baby across your lap, turned in towards you, chest to chest. Use pillows to bring him up to the level of your breast.... Read More

Dentición

PUEDO CONTINUAR AMAMANTANDO A MI BEBÉ UNA VEZ QUE COMIENZA LA DENTICIÓN? ¡Claro que si! La dentición puede presentar nuevos desafíos, pero la leche materna continúa siendo el mejor alimento para tu bebé. A veces, cuando los dientes se mueven dentro de las encías y cuando finalmente cortan a través de ella, tu bebé puede encontrarse molesto e incómodo.... Read More

Twice as Nice

Kasia Jedrzejewska, London, UK Alex was three pounds and nine ounces (1.8kg) when he was born. That’s about half of an average newborn’s weight. His twin brother Nathan was six pounds and eight ounces (3.1kg). Although they had separate placentas and separate amniotic sacs so that one should not have been taking from the other, … Read More

Update on HIV and Breastfeeding

Pamela Morrison, IBCLC, West Sussex, England La Leche League Leaders occasionally receive requests for information about whether mothers who have tested positive for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can breastfeed their babies. Although the discovery that the virus can be passed from mothers to babies during breastfeeding was made in 1985, the original international advice … Read More

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Breastfeeding with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Photo: Belle Verdiglione First published June 2016 DEUTSCH PCOS is a leading cause of infertility in women. Symptoms include: Raised levels of insulin (that can lead to excessive weight gain). Raised levels of male hormones (that can lead to acne and growth of unwanted hair). Irregular menses, ovarian cysts. Raised risk of diabetes. Underdevelopment of breast tissue. … Read More