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Lactation Choices Following Pre-and-perinatal Loss

by Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, BSPsy, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA
  • Duration: 540 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: goldmidwifery.com
Abstract:

Professionals working with new mothers and infants are drawn to the field by compassion. However, when a loss occurs, whether prenatally or following birth, many of us are unprepared to deal with the loss ourselves, or in assisting the family. One of the many decisions that needs to be made in this time of grief is how the mother will deal with lactogenesis II, the surge of breast milk at two to four days. This session will provide an overview of anatomy and physiology of milk production, and discuss various choices the mother can make regarding how she will deal with the milk supply that occurs. To close the session, the speaker will briefly discuss self-care for professionals to aid recovery from such a loss.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Attendees will be able to discuss the process of Lactogenesis II.
Objective 2.Attendees will be able to list two methods to safely decrease engorgement to aid maternal comfort following a loss.
Objective 3.Attendees will verbalize at least one alternative to milk suppression for mothers in a post-loss situation.

Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks