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Renee Kam, BPhysio, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: Parent-Centered Lactation Care Lecture Pack
  • Country: Australia

Renee obtained a bachelor of Physiotherapy in the year 2000 and worked in the areas of women’s health, musculoskeletal and paediatric physiotherapy. Her book, The Newborn Baby Manual, was published in 2011 and she became an IBCLC in 2012. She is now undertaking a PhD investigating breast hypoplasia as a reason for low breastmilk production. Renee's supervisors for her PhD are Professor Lisa Amir and Dr Meabh Cullinane. Renee currently has 6 papers published as a part of her PhD.

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Breast Hypoplasia and Insufficient Milk Production – What We Know and What We Still Need to Find Out
Insufficient milk production is the primary reason women give for ceasing breastfeeding early. Breast hypoplasia is one reason for an inherent inability to make a full milk supply and results in reduced durations of exclusive and any breastfeeding. Previous research into breast hypoplasia and low milk production has been limited to case studies and a case series which identified various features suggestive of breast hypoplasia. A case series of 34 women with such features by Huggins and colleagues in 2000 modified an existing breast type classification from the breast surgery literature to categorise the condition. While the pathogenesis of breast hypoplasia is largely unknown, it is possible that endocrine disrupting chemicals or physiological alterations associated with various endocrine conditions may play a role in altering mammary gland development especially during key stages of breast development. This presentation will update delegates about what is known and what is still unknown about breast hypoplasia as a reason for low milk production and provide tips for supporting women with insufficient milk production as a result of breast hypoplasia.
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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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