Is it their hormones? Hormonal Imbalances and Insufficient Milk Supply, or Hormone Testing When Nothing Else Makes Sense

Time-frame: 90-120
CERP: yes

When good management isn’t enough to improve low milk supply, what else could it be? Hormones govern lactation and when they aren’t functioning properly, breastfeeding may be negatively affected. This talk starts with a brief discussion on how hormones work, then highlights hormonal conditions that can alter the course of lactation, including thyroid dysfunction, prolactin problems, insulin resistance, obesity, and PCOS.  The goal is to coach serious lactation professionals in how to take problem-solving to the next level. By the end of the session, participants should have a broader awareness of how hormones work, what kinds of things can go wrong, what types of clues to look for, and strategies to assist and advocate for struggling parents.

The amount of foundational information before the specific conditions depends upon other sessions selected as well as time allotment for this talk. Note that this is a “Reader’s Digest” condensed version of the more detailed stand-alone hormone talks. Topics can be adjusted if an overlapping hormone talk is also selected. Alternate titles: Breastfeeding Support for Parents with Hormone-based Disorders; Hormone Testing When Nothing Else Makes Sense



Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA


Country: USA
Phone number: +01 805 714-3331
Email: LisaIBCLC@Marasco.US
Site: http://lowmilksupply.org
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Publications

Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Care

Chapter 22, Low Milk Production and Infant Weight, co-authored with Kay Hoover and Kelli Fornow. This edition won first place in the American Journal of Nursing book of the year category for maternal-child and neonatal nursing!

Making More Milk 2nd Edition

Second Edition! Updated with newly expanded Milk Supply Equation, pregnancy/birth issues, lactogenic foods, complementary therapies, Lactation Curve, and more.