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When Supply is Greater than Demand: Maternal Hyperlactation Syndrome

by Divya S. Parikh, MD, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 CNE, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

The objectives of this lecture are to understand the definition, pathophysiology, and basic management of hyperlactation. Topics discussed will include proposed mechanisms leading to hyperlactation, health effects on mother and baby, and approach to diagnosis and management. Participants will learn key history and physical findings for hyperlactation, behavioral interventions to reduce milk supply, herbal and medical interventions to reduce milk supply, and will learn how to determine which dyads would benefit from medical intervention.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Define and explain the pathophysiology behind hyperlactation;

Objective 2: List the negative consequences of hyperlactation;

Objective 3: Demonstrate basic management of hyperlactation and indications for referral for medical evaluation.

Presentations: 33  |  Hours / CE Credits: 32.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks