Deciphering the Lactation Curve: Lessons in “Breastfeeding Physics” from the Dairy Industry

Time-frame: 75-90
CERP: yes

The concept of a lactation curve is well known in the dairy industry, but not in the human lactation world.  When we look at milk production in the paradigm of this curve, we begin to understand the underlying drivers of milk production and why some women’s production seems more resilient than others. This talk explores the factors involved in the curve, the concept of persistency, and the importance of what happens in the beginning to long-term calibration.  Various curves will be shown and underlying causes discussed. The overall goal is to provide a new way of looking at milk production that will help us to understand our clinical situations better for the purpose of present and future strategizing.

Lisa Marasco

Country: USA
Phone number: +01 805 937-9717
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Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice Third Edition

Chapter 42 Insufficient Milk Supply co-authored with Kay Hoover