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Commonly Asked Questions about Lactation after Loss

(Spanish version: Preguntas frecuentes sobre la lactancia después de una pérdida) Some bereaved mothers experience a loss postpartum after previously breastfeeding or pumping their milk multiple times a day, while other bereaved mothers lose a baby in utero or at birth before they ever had the opportunity to breastfeed their baby. Regardless of the type … Read More

LLLI News 17 Jan 2020

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Huelgas de lactancia

Un bebé que está realmente listo para destetar, casi siempre lo hará de manera gradual durante un periodo de semanas o meses. Si tu bebé o deambulador  ha estado tomando bien el pecho y repentinamente se niega a amamantar, probablemente se trate de lo que se denomina una "huelga de lactancia ", y no de una señal de que es hora de destetar. Las huelgas de lactancia pueden ser aterradoras y molestas tanto para ti como para tu bebé, pero casi siempre son temporales. La mayoría de las huelgas de lactancia han terminado, con el bebé de vuelta a la lactancia materna, dentro de dos a cuatro días.... Read More

Volver al pecho

Hay muchas razones por las que un recién nacido puede mostrarse reacio a amamantar. Si tu bebé ya ha pasado la etapa de recién nacido, por favor pasa a la sección de *Hacer que un bebé mayor vuelva al pecho* que está más abajo, también podrías encontrar útil nuestros recursos sobre huelgas de lactancia.... 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

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

Was It Worth It?

JESSICA WIMPENNY, Silsden, West Yorkshire, UK Originally published January 2015 and republished with the express permission of the author. Prior to my baby’s birth I decided to opt for breastfeeding her. This decision was based on the apparent ease of it as a feeding method, the knowledge that I could be anywhere at any time and … Read More

My Relactation Story

ODETTE MILLER, CITY OF TSHWANE, SOUTH AFRICA Originally published November 2015, republished here with the express permission of the author. Photo: Smitten Photography My relactation story From the minute we found out we were expecting another little miracle (and because I didn’t breastfeed my first baby due to a lack of good information) I decided I … Read More

tiny baby hand holding mother's ring finger, mother's little finger curls over the top of baby's arm

Breastfeeding for HIV-Positive Mothers

Pamela Morrison IBCLC Originally published November 2014,  updated and republished with the express permission of the author. Recommendations from global health authorities endorse exclusive breastfeeding for all babies for the first six months of life and continued partial breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond. (1) Yet it is commonly believed that the one … Read More