The Milk Sharing Conundrum - The Grey Area Between Scope and Need

All human babies have the right to breastmilk exclusivity. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways - breastfeeding, expressed breastmilk via a feeding device, or pasteurized donor human milk. Recently there has been much attention placed on the traditional, though professionally frowned upon, practice of informal milk peer to peer milk sharing. The increasing popularity of milk sharing via social media, the growing attention on the importance of breastmilk exclusivity, the increasing awareness of potential dangers of artificial milk, and the inability for donor milk banks to provide donor milk for more than those in critical need has led professionals and families to an impass. Even though some professionals have warned against the practice, its use is becoming more widespread. Finding policy and recommended practices can be difficult. This presentation reviews the current challenges and realities of milk sharing while helping professionals provide best practice recommendations.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2014 GOLD Lactation Conference.

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Total CE Hours: 0.75   Access Time: 2 Weeks  
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Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE
The Milk Sharing Conundrum - The Grey Area Between Scope and Need
USA Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE

Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, BSc,CLE, CCCE, CLD, is an international speaker, pregnancy and breastfeeding specialist, consultant, and author. Laurel is the co-author of two books, The Attachment Pregnancy and The Greatest Pregnancy Ever and the contributing author to Round the Circle. She loves to blend today's recent scientific findings with the mind/body/spirit wisdom. She serves on the Board of Directors for the United States Breastfeeding Committee, a Senior Advisor for CAPPA, and is on the Advisory Board for InJoy Health. Laurel has been joyfully married to her husband for more than two and a half decade and has two wonderful grown sons, whose difficult births led her on a path towards helping emerging families create positive experiences. She believes that the journey into motherhood is a life-changing rite of passage that should be deeply honored and celebrated.

Objective 1: Define wet nursing and donor milk.
Objective 2: Identify 2 ways in which the process of accessing donor human milk is different from share milk.
Objective 3: Identify at least two reasons mothers may need access to shared milk who may not have access to donor milk.
Objective 4: Identify at least 2 risks to infant of artificial milk.
Objective 5:Identify at least two serious issues to contemplate when mothers access share milk.List at least three things that are important to screen for prior to accessing share milk.
Objective 6: Identify the four pillars of Milk Sharing.
Objective 7: Identify at least three online resources for families in need of breastmilk for their children.
Objective 7:Define professional scope of practice in terms of milk sharing.

USA Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE
Abstract:

All human babies have the right to breastmilk exclusivity. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways - breastfeeding, expressed breastmilk via a feeding device, or pasteurized donor human milk. Recently there has been much attention placed on the traditional, though professionally frowned upon, practice of informal milk peer to peer milk sharing. The increasing popularity of milk sharing via social media, the growing attention on the importance of breastmilk exclusivity, the increasing awareness of potential dangers of artificial milk, and the inability for donor milk banks to provide donor milk for more than those in critical need has led professionals and families to an impass. Even though some professionals have warned against the practice, its use is becoming more widespread. Finding policy and recommended practices can be difficult. This presentation reviews the current challenges and realities of milk sharing while helping professionals provide best practice recommendations.

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