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Getting a Better Grip on Prolactin

by Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Lactation 2014
Abstract:

Prolactin is considered to be a key hormone for lactation, yet our knowledge has been surprisingly sparse. It is necessary for pubertal and pregnancy mammary development as well as milk synthesis. While prolactin level does not correlate directly to milk production, lactation fails without it. This talk will take a closer look at current research and what we do and do not yet understand about prolactin. We will then examine specific cases and discuss the process of elimination as well as possible strategies for affected mothers.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1:Describe the normal prolactin curve from pre-conception through the end of lactation
Objective 2: Name one positive and one negative influence on prolactin levels during lactation
Objective 3: List at least 3 factors to take into account when evaluating prolactin test results

Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 22.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks