An Individualized Approach to Induced Lactation and Relactation

Time-frame: 90-120 minutes
CERP: yes

Non-gestational parents – whether through adoption, surrogacy, foster care, or their partner is birthing – may induce lactation to provide their milk for their babies.  Gestational parents who never initiated or discontinued lactation can relactate to provide their milk for their babies as well.  Initiating milk production when it doesn’t follow birth is not only possible, but when successful it can be extremely healing, empowering and rewarding to the parent and health-giving to the infant.  How can lactation professionals support successful induced lactation and relactation? By suggesting a lactation plan based on the individual histories, circumstances, preferences, and goals of the parent and baby. Frequent and effective milk removals are the only requirement.  Methods and schedule of milk removals can be customized to each dyad.  And, to support the effectiveness of the milk removals, galactogogues and other methods can be applied, also customized for each parent.  The purpose of this presentation is to provide the lactation professional with the skills to suggest methods and a schedule for inducing lactation or relactating customized to the needs of the individual parent and baby.

Alyssa Schnell

Country: USA
Phone number: 314-614-2074
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