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United States

Leah De Shay, BA, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: Complex Medical Issues in the Lactating Parent Lecture Pack 2020
  • Country: United States
Biography:

Leah De Shay studied Psychology and Speech Language Pathology in undergrad before embarking on a series of international research projects with that launched her journey to CLEC and IBCLC completion. Has worked both in patient and out patient, runs community support groups and is the current president of LACTWORLD and chief operating officer of LacBoMa. She is saving to do her bridge doctoral studies in physiology of lactation.

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Burning Up: Supporting Birth Parents with Inflammatory Disorders
Breastfeeding parents who are navigating autoimmune disorders of inflammation such as lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis face unique challenges. This presentation will look at the lived experiences, limited research, and express challenges of these parents including the most common and debilitating symptoms for the prenatal and post partum periods, and ways these conditions can affect mammary gland development or interfere with lactogenesis stages. Also covered will be how managing the symptoms of these disorders affects the stress of recovery and breastfeeding or pumping goals, what methods of support can be offered and areas for future clinical improvement and advocacy.
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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