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D-MER- Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex

D-MER- Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex Most women would describe breastfeeding as relaxing calming and enjoyable.However some mothers experience negative feelings during letdown . This is D-MER known as Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex. It may affect 9.1 % of breastfeeding women . These negative emotions... Continue reading

BREASTFEEDING AND WEIGHT LOSS

Can breastfeeding help you lose weight ? Even though breastfeeding consumes extra 400 -500 calories to help #breastmilk production you would think it would help you lose weight.That’s equivalent to 60 min of intense physical activity. However weight lose is not that clear cut... Continue reading

NURSING STRIKE

What’s a nursing strike ? A baby that has been breastfeeding/ chestfeeeding well suddenly refuses to nurse .It may last for a couple of days or a week and it is usually temporary Nursing strike happens so suddenly and most parents are frightened and upset... Continue reading

RELACTATION

Relactation is restarting #breastfeeding again after you have stopped .It is the process of stimulating your breast to make #breastmilk again Even if you have weaned for several weeks or months it is possible to bring back your #breastmilk supply However it can take... Continue reading

HIGH LIPASE

  EXPRESSED BREASTMILK SMELL ODD? A soapy smell or taste? Breastmilk contains an enzyme called lipase it helps to break down fats for the baby to easily digest. Some mothers have an excess of the enzyme lipase which causes breakdown of fats soon after... Continue reading