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Breast/Chestfeeding After Breast Reduction

by Anna Le Grange, BSc, RN, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: Yes

With breast surgery becoming more common, it's important for professionals to understand how it can affect lactation and the experience of breastfeeding or chestfeeding parents. Both an IBCLC and Mum who breastfed her daughter after having breast reduction surgery, Anna Le Grange talks through the implication of breast reduction surgery on lactation, covering both the physiological and psychological challenges that parents face. As well as sharing the experiences of those who have had breastfed after surgery, Anna introduces practical steps that supporters and professionals can take to help their clients define and strive for their breastfeeding or chestfeeding goals in a gentle and realistic way.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to describe how breast reduction surgery affects lactation.

2. Participants will be able to describe some of the experiences faced by those breastfeeding after reduction.

3. Participants will be able to list what practical steps can be taken to support those wishing to breastfeed or chestfeed after surgery.

4. Participants will be able to explain why understanding the brain/body connection can help improve the experience of those breastfeeding after breast reduction.

5. Participants will be able to write a basic feeding with someone planning to breast or chestfeed after reduction surgery.

Categories: Breastfeeding & Health,
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