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When do I feed my baby: hunger cues

Babies should be fed when they indicate hunger. Crying is a late indicator of hunger – breastfeeding is much easier for both mom and baby if mom is able to pick up on baby’s earlier hunger cues.

Early Cues:

  • Smacking or licking lips
  • Opening and closing mouth
  • Sucking on the lips, tongue, hands, fingers, toes, toys, or clothing

Active Feeding Cues

  • Rooting around on the chest of whoever is carrying him
  • Trying to position for nursing, either by lying back or pulling on your clothes
  • Fidgeting or squirming around a lot
  • Hitting you on the arm or chest repeatedly
  • Fussing or breathing fast

Late Feeding Cues (calm baby before feeding)

  • Moving head frantically from side to side
  • Crying

Newborns should be nursed anytime they cue hunger

After the newborn period, hand sucking is not as reliable an indicator of hunger. Starting at around 6-8 weeks, baby will begin to gain more control over her hands and will soon begin to explore her hands and everything else using her mouth. It is also common for babies to suck on their hands when their gums become tender in preparation for tooth eruption. Symptoms of teething can sometimes occur weeks and even months before the first tooth erupts.


How do we cope with baby colic?

Everyone knows that newborns cry. A lot. Usually, feeding, changing, or rocking the baby helps to calm the fussing. But if a baby has colic, it’s not that simple. « Colic is when a baby cries intensely for three or more hours at a time, usually during the evening hours, on at least three days of the week, for longer than three weeks in a row — for no apparent reason, » says Mary Ann LoFrumento, M.D., author of Simply Parenting: Understanding Your Newborn & Infant.

Colic usually begins around week 2 or 3 of the baby’s life and peaks at around 6 to 8 weeks. Unlike with regular infant crying, attempts to stop colic-induced sob sessions by feeding, burping, rocking, or changing the diaper aren’t successful. If you think your baby has colic, check with her pediatrician to make sure there isn’t something else going on, such as reflux, a string of hair wrapped around Baby’s finger, or an illness. The good news: If it is colic, it’s short-lived, and your pediatrician can also help find ways to help the colic. Colic usually goes away by 2 or 3 months. Until then, these tips can help you maintain your sanity.
So, when your baby is having a bout of crying, just take a deep breath and carry on with the basics. Feed her on demand, wind her and change his/her nappy when she/he needs it. Try the soothing techniques that usually work well for her, whether that be singing to her or taking her for a walk in the pushchair.

Bear in mind that your tried-and-trusted techniques may not work every time. Colic means that, even though your baby is healthy, she/he may just cry for no obvious reason. While this can be stressful, remind yourself that you haven’t done anything wrong, and that this phase will pass.
Dealing with colic can be tough, and some parents feel depressed, helpless and even angry when faced with their persistently crying baby.

If your partner is at home, you could take it in turns to give each other a break. But if you’re alone with your baby, you could:

  • take your baby for a walk so both of you can get some fresh air
  • ask a neighbour or friend to babysit while you have a bath or lie down in a quiet room
  • phone a close relative or friend to talk about what you’re going through
  • cuddle and rock your baby, but put on headphones and listen to happy music, so that the only sound you hear isn’t your baby’s crying
  • If you can’t get out of the house, do some exercise or dance to a games console or DVD

If the tension mounts to the point where your stress turns to anger, put your baby down in her cot for five minutes and go into a different room to calm yourself. The last thing you want to do is to direct that anger towards your baby. If you need to, set a timer so you know how long it’s been.

When your baby is calmer:

  • Have a rest, or some « me time », while your baby is sleeping.
  • Listen to a relaxation podcast.
  • Enjoy your baby by making a note of the good times you have together.
  • Talk to your partner about how you’re both coping and what you can do.
  • Chat with other mums who have babies with colic

If you’re struggling, it’s important to seek help before you become overwhelmed. If you become anxious, your baby may pick up on this, making her more difficult to soothe. Don’t be afraid to contact a doula if your need help!

My contact: 34 687 98 69 13

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Postpartum doula in Barcelona: how I can help you!

Most new parents will tell you that navigating through those first few days after bringing home a new baby is anything but easy! Even for the most experienced parents, bringing home a new baby means changing routines, dividing time and just trying to figure out how to juggle it all.

If mom had a cesarean delivery or any other birth complications, it can make the transition to home even more challenging. The problem that many families run into is finding the help they need to support them through these first few weeks.


What Is A Postpartum Doula?

A postpartum doula provides evidenced based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother–baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care.A postpartum doula is there to help a new family in those first days and weeks after bringing home a new baby. Research shows that moms, dads and babies have an easier time with this transition if a good support team is in place.

Some of the duties that a postpartum doula will perform include:

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Help with the emotional and physical recovery after birth
  • Light housekeeping so that mom does not feel so overwhelmed
  • Running errands
  • Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting
  • Light meal preparation
  • Baby soothing techniques
  • Sibling care
  • Referrals to local resources such as parenting classes, pediatricians, lactation support and support groups
  • Much more! You only need to contact me!


34 687 98 69 13info@doulabarcelona.com

But I Have Lots of Family in the Area—Do I Need a Doula?

The answer to that question probably depends on your family and the level of support and care they offer you. Not everyone has a mother they can trust to come over, pitch in and help out—without the added commentary on how she’d do it differently if she were you.

One of the things new parents most appreciate about doulas is the complete lack of pretense—the doula is there to help you and support you in doing what you are doing, not to change it up and impose her system.

Because your doula doesn’t have an emotional investment in the way you desire to parent your newborn, she’s a help to the process, rather than a hurdle.But doulas aren’t just for women with especially vocal mothers and mothers-in-law.

Maybe you’d rather let mom do the fun grandma things like helping to entertain your visitors and taking care of siblings, and then let your doula handle the night shift. Doulas don’t usurp the role of family members in supporting a mother at this special time—rather they are advocates, making sure mom’s needs get handled in the midst of the new baby hubbub.

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5 Things Not to Say to a Woman Who Just Gave Birth

The days following birth are often a collision of mixed emotions- overwhelming love, joy, excitement, anticipation and even fear, can flood a new mom’s mind and heart. We are a walking emotional contradiction, and for good reason, birth is an enormously life changing event.

Here are some of the phrases I’ve found least likely to please a new mom, avoid them!

Are you going to have another baby?

I have heard asked this question hours after a first child had excite of the mother’s body. A woman that has just given birth does not want to think about going through it again immediately. She’s wrapped up in every emotion that has ever been in existence, and wants to be the best mother that she can be to THIS baby. Another baby is not what she wants to think about in these fresh, first moments after giving birth. Asking about her future family plans can wait, and it’s best to focus on the sweet baby she’s just brought into the world.

Breastfeeding is difficult

Breastfeeding might be difficult. If you choose to breastfeed your baby, be prepared for a little bit of work. Not everybody has a smooth ride and it can be anything the soft, bonding vignettes they plaster all over “Breast is Best” pamphlets. The good news is once you’re over the hump it’s pretty maintenance free and you can never forget your baby’s lunch on the counter. If you have an easy time of it, awesome!

My labour was much better / worse

No one likes a « one-upper » and you gain nothing by trying to do so. You can share your story too if you are all talking about birth, but don’t be that person

I Had My Baby « Naturally »

Again, this is one of those comments that is better left not being uttered, even under your breath. Whether a woman had a baby vaginally, via C-section, or through her ear–she doesn’t need to hear that you have done it « naturally. » Unless you are empathizing with a new mom who is suffering the aftermath that comes with vaginal birth or offering helpful tips for recovery, it’s best to just stay mum on the topic of your own experience.

You still look pregnant!

No kidding. After growing a baby for nine months, things don’t just shrink back to normal in a matter of days—it takes time. Meanwhile, mom doesn’t need to be told that even after giving birth, it doesn’t look like much has changed.


Hipopresivos: perfectas para el postearlo

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En definitiva, se trata de un método holístico que considera al cuerpo como un todo y concibe el entrenamiento de forma global, integrando la postura y la respiración, con especial atención al cuerpo de la mujer.

¿Cómo funcionan los hipopresivos?

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Con los ejercicios hipopresivos podemos devolver esta función reprogramando la respuesta muscular ante las situaciones de aumentos de presión del día a día. ¿Cómo? Mediante un incremento del tono muscular en reposo, es decir, de la contracción muscular que se realiza de forma involuntaria y sostenida en el tiempo. Asimismo, se puede mejorar la respuesta muscular ante los aumentos de presión puntuales, ya que incrementa el soporte central ante las actividades que demandan fuerza.

La beneficios más destacados que nos ofrece esta técnica en las mujeres que acaban de dar a luz son:

  • Mejora el aspecto estético del abdomen, reduciendo el perímetro abdominal en un periodo de tiempo relativamente corto.
  • Mejora los problemas de incontinencia urinaria.
  • Son ejercicios potencialmente beneficiosos para mejorar la vida sexual.
  • Es altamente recomendable para la recuperación y la tonificación en la etapa de post-parto.
  • Evitar y combatir la depresión postparto.
  • Mejora la salud de nuestra espalda.

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Having a Baby in Barcelona

If you are having a baby in Barcelona there are some things you need for you postpartum and the legal/professional life.

How to register your baby’s birth in Barcelona?

During 2017 some hospital offer to register your baby directly in the hospital, so you don’t need to go to the « Registro Civil ». They will give you a document call Cuestionario para la Declaración de Nacimiento en el Registro Civil. Make your baby’s name is correct!! This document is signed by the doctor or the midwife that was with you during the delivery.

In case your hospital doesn’t offer this service you must register your baby at the local Civil Registry Office (Registro Civil) within eight days of the birth. You can go directly to Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli, 3. If your married only one of the parents needs to go, but if you are not married then both parents must attend the registry office

If you intend to apply for a non-Spanish passport for your baby, remember to ask for a full birth certificate (certificación literal). In addition to the documentation provided by the hospital, you must also bring any national insurance documents belonging to the parents and a marriage certificate, which must be officially translated into Spanish. Don’t forget to bring your passports and identity cards (and copies), in case they are required to verify your identity.

Maternity and paternity Leave: do you qualify?

Maternity benefits are paid by Seguridad Social, Modifier EN « Livret de famille » (they will give it to you at el Registro)

Maternity and paternity leave can be taken part-time if an arrangement has been made with the employer ahead of the birth. In the case of patenity leave, a part-time day must be no less than 50 percent of the full-time workday. In the case of a birth (versus an adoption), the mother cannot avail of part-time maternity leave until after the mandatory six-week, full-time maternity leave period after the delivery.

Extended maternity leave is also available for women who cannot perform their job because it puts their pregnancy at risk. Extended benefits are also offered to breastfeeding mothers if their job prevents them to nurse.


Las 10 mejores fotos de partos // 10 Powerful Birth Photos

L'Association internationale des photographes de la main-d'œuvre a annoncé les lauréats du concours 2017. Ils ne vous laissera pas indifférent!

Chacun raconte une histoire de la douleur, de la persévérance et enfin soulagement ... L'émotion exprimée par l'hébergement de votre premier bébé, vous ne pouvez pas exprimer en mots.

Cliquez ici pour profiter de ces merveilles ...


L'Association Internationale des Photographes de naissance professionnels a annoncé les gagnants de leur concours 2017, ces photos vous laissera stupéfait !!

Chacun raconte une histoire de la douleur, de la persévérance, et enfin, le soulagement.

Beaucoup de photos ci-dessous sont intenses et graphique, donc la discrétion du lecteur est avisé. Ils sont tous, cependant, puissants dans leurs propres façons uniques.

Cliquez ici de les voir…


Trobada prematurs 17 i 19 Novembre 2016

l‘Association des prématurés’Hôpital-Maternité (HCM-rough), Est vêtu de par lilas célébrer la Journée mondiale de la prematur accompagné par les familles d'enfants prématurés et les professionnels’domaine de la santé de l'unité de néonatologie.

CORRECTE Jeudi 17 Novembre, Journée mondiale de la Premature, La maternité’Hôpital accueillera, comme l'a fait la’année précédente, les mitjonets suspendus traditionnels, agir encadrée dans la campagne dans le monde entier « Socks for Life » pour signaler le début de’cette journée spéciale pour eux. Puis s’offrir un petit déjeuner pour les participants et leurs familles’événement se terminera par la lecture’non manifeste i l’ballons levées dédié à tous les nourrissons qui ne sont plus parmi nous sont.

je le Samedi 19 Novembre ne manquez pas la Premature festival qui sera en collaboration avec d'autres associations, pour célébrer ensemble le jour de la prématurité.

sera Esplugues de Llobregat, le parc sportif Can Pou Félix entre 10 et 14h.

il est’un événement amusant, où il y aura des spectacles, des animations pour enfants, marché 2ème main pour les produits pour nourrissons, affichage de’les sociétés liées à la prématurité et des stands d'information de diverses associations Catalogne prématurée, en participant à la partie’cette année.




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La beauté des vergetures et les cicatrices post-partum

En Yodona il a été publié article que j'attaché ne soit pas gaspillé.

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[...] Reclaim comme une fierté et pas honte ces « blessures de guerre » Ils sont restants après avoir donné naissance, ce ‘blogger’ et ‘Stratégiste Social Media’ créé par le photographe Paula Pellicer la projet ‘postpartum‘, Qui ont capturé les belles imperfections de huit mères et 16 enfants. [...]

Gi félicite Soroka et Laura Pellicer pour élever un tel problème réel que la non-acceptation de notre corps après la naissance en raison des pressions sociales et des médias pour obtenir un corps « idéal » coûte que coûte.

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Hipopresiva salle de gym pour se mettre en forme // hypopressive aptitude à retrouver votre silhouette!

Si vous envisagez de mettre en forme et de remettre en forme après les excès des vacances,la gimnasia hipopresiva es tu solución!

Ne prend que 5 séances pour apprendre la méthode, et ensuite passer 20 minutes par jour.

La Hipopresiva gymnase es un ejercicio muy completo que refuerza la musculatura de la faja abdominalEt qui contribue à reducir la talla et obtenir un plano.Y du ventre le plus important, lo hace tonificando los músculos del suelo pélvicoEt cela est l'un des principaux avantages de ce type d'exercice. Ils sont donc particulièrement adaptés pour les femmes.

La méthode hypopressive est pour vous si:

  • Vous voulez obtenir votre silhouette, de réduire la taille et le renforcement des muscles.
  • Vous avez tout dysfonctionnement de type incontinence urinaire, le ton périnée peu ou similaire.
  • Vous devez sauvegarder la douleur et l'amélioration de la posture.

Les cours peuvent être en petits groupes, en paires ou en maison individuelle. Contacter et trouver l'option qui correspond le mieux à votre disponibilité! 6879869136 Vickydoula@gmail.com

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Si vous pensez être en forme et retrouver votre silhouette après les excès des vacances, méthode hypopressive est votre solution!

Remise en forme hypopressive restaure la fonction de la musculature, la réduction du tour de taille et l'amélioration de corps. Il est aussi le moyen le plus sûr et le plus efficace pour récupérer après l'accouchement car il stabilise muscles du rachis compris les muscles du tronc et du plancher pelvien offrant plus de résistance.

Remise en forme hypopressive est pour vous si:

• vous voulez réduire votre tour de taille, récupérer votre diastasis abdominale et aplatir vos abdos.

• vous souffrez d'un certain type de dysfonctionnement du plancher pelvien qui est commun après l'accouchement (incontinence urinaire, un faible tonus du plancher pelvien ...)

• vous souffrez de maux de dos et que vous voulez améliorer la posture du corps.

Si le calendrier du cours ne vous convient pas, je propose également des cours privés. Contactez-moi pour plus d'informations! 6879869136 Vickydoula@gmail.com