Physiology of the lactating breast: Building and maintaining milk supply
About the CPD course
Following secretory activation; the lactating breast enters the build phase of lactation. You will learn how daily milk production rapidly increases through a dynamic of supply and demand; with a full milk supply being established between 2 and 4 weeks post-partum. The module with also cover best practices to support building and establishing a copious milk supply. These include frequent and effective milk removal; how oxytocin plays a key role in milk transportation and factors that inhibit and support milk ejection. Relevance to practice for both breastfeeding and pump-dependent mothers will be described.
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