How Milk is Made: Implications for LC Practice

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The control of milk synthesis depends on a complex interaction of autocrine and endocrine factors. The contributions of these two systems are continually being clarified by research. This presentation explains the two systems, their interactions, and what this means for the advice we give to mothers. Should an engorged mother pump? How do we best help a mother increase milk supply? How do we control oversupply without increasing the risk of mastitis? The scientific background is clearly delineated in understandable language, and these quandaries discussed.

Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC

Country: USA
Phone number: 718-846-2323
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Supporting Sucking Skills In Breastfeeding Infants">Supporting Sucking Skills in BF Infants 3rd edition

Third edition! Updated research based information on infant sucking and new strategies to assist infants with breastfeeding difficulties.

Physiologic Breastfeeding Initiation

Physiologic Breastfeeding: A Contemporary Approach to Breastfeeding Initiation
  1. Robyn Schafer CNM, MSN, RN, EdM, IBCLC,* and
  2. Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC            DOI: 10.1111/jmwh.12319
Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

Volume 60, Issue 5, pages 546–553, September/October 2015

Breastfeeding Infants with Congenital Torticollis

Infants with torticollis can be difficult to feed. This article describes positioning and supportive strategies  for affected infants.