Delayed lactogenesis II: the waiting game

Time-frame: 60-90
CERP: yes

​Delayed lactogenesis II can be the source of much anxiety and frustration along with early formula supplementation and eventual early abandonment of breastfeeding. A number of risk factors influence the delay in milk coming in that include cesarean delivery, primiparity, obesity, preterm delivery, retained placenta, polycystic ovarian syndrome, prenatal SSRIs, and diabetes. Assessment and interventions for both clinicians and mothers will be discussed.

Marsha Walker RN, IBCLC

Phone number: 781-893-3553