Lactation Physiology and Management. Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc [email protected] Objectives. Review public health impact of breastfeeding Understand physiology of lactation Identify the differential diagnosis and treatment for common breastfeeding problems Low milk supply Mastitis
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Lactation Physiology and Management
Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc
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Let Down: Ejection, not suction, moves milk to the areola.
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Latch: The baby’s tongue moves milk from areola to nipple.
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Start out right: establish normal physiology
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