When the Butterfly Goes Astray: How Thyroid Dysfunction Can Undermine Breastfeeding OR alternate title: Thyroid dysfunction: how the “other” master gland can tank lactation

Time-frame: 75-90
CERP: yes

The connection between the thyroid gland and milk production has not been well-recognized or appreciated . The good news is that new animal research is providing us insights into the possible effects of thyroid dysfunction. This talk takes a detailed look at hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, postpartum thyroiditis and thyroid cancer and the unique challenges each present for lactation, and then discusses treatment strategies and interfacing with the health care team.  Note: This is the most detailed version of this topic. 

 



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.