Is the doctor right? Is the mother right? Does anyone have a clue? While some situations are quite straight forward, others can be ambiguous and confusing.
Low milk supply can be a matter of misperception only, or it may be very real. Mother’s milk may have come in well in the beginning only to apparently drop off, or it may simply never have come in well at all. The process of determining if there is a problem and where the problem/s may lie can require the skills of a detective, but are necessary in order to form the best prognosis and strategy for the mother-baby dyad.
This session will follow a process of elimination, including how to go about screening for hormonal causes and enlisting health care provider help.
- Lisa Marasco MA, IBCLC, FILCA
- Insufficient milk supply, real or perceived, is the most common reason given by mothers for their need to wean their infants prematurely. Assessing the mother to determine the cause and management of this condition can prove to be challenging for both the lactation consultant and the mother. This presentation will provide the lactation consultant with a means of assessing and managing insufficient milk supply.
- 1 L CERPs / 1 Lactation Specific Hours
- Access period:
- One week
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Lisa Marasco has been working with breastfeeding mothers and babies for over 20 years as a La Leche League Leader, a private practice Lactation Consultant and most recently as a Lactation Consultant for the WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program.
She holds a Master’s degree in Human Development with Specialization in Lactation (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and its possible relationship to milk production problems).
Lisa specializes in milk production issues and recently co-authored The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk with Diana West. Lisa lives in Santa Maria, California, where she continues to work, research, teach and write.