Physiology of the lactating breast: Secretory activation

Content
2 modules

Rating

Course Length
60 mins

Instructor
Medela Global Education

Price
Free

Description

This is the third module from the anatomy and physiology of the lactating breast series. In this lesson you will learn the science around secretory activation. Moreover, you will learn how lactocytes (milk-making cells)  activate milk synthesis  to establish a copious milk supply through: Early, frequent and effective breast stimulation during the critical window after birth.

Evidence based care, established from an understanding of the basic principles of lactation and mammary gland function is imperative to improve breastfeeding rates and subsequently the health and wellbeing of breastfeeding women, infants’, and their families.

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours; provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 13692.

This course is CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified. 

Objectives

On completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the physiological changes of the breast tissue to activate adequate milk supply.
  • Describe what secretory activation is.
  • Recognise the urgency of interventions in the critical window post birth.
  • Describe and recognise when delayed secretory activation occurs.

Certificate

By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate CPD Certificate Physiology of the lactating breast: Secretory activation

Learning Credits

CEU
1.0
CPD
1.0
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