This is the fourth module in the physiology of the lactating breast series. 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.
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.
- Understand the principles of supply and demand to build and maintain milk production.
- Understand the anatomical structures associated with transporting the milk from the alveoli to the nipple.
- Understand what the milk ejection reflex is.
- Discuss the role and action of the hormone oxytocin in milk transport.
- Understand and apply interventions that optimise milk ejection and milk transfer in breastfeeding infant-mother dyads and mothers who use a breast pump.
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Physiology of the lactating breast: Building and maintaining milk supply
Your cart is empty