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Managing Low Weight Gain & Low Milk Production in the Breastfeeding Dyad


This event is free from commercial sponsorship by companies associated with the baby feeding industry as stipulated in the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

A half day teaching seminar for members of ATTP.  It covers low weight gain and low milk production in healthy, full term babies within the community setting.  It assumes understanding of breastfeeding and the principles of milk production.

The focus of the seminar will be assessing milk transfer at the breast, understanding the importance of the milk ejection reflex in milk transfer and weight gain, strategies to improve weight gain & milk production, how to manage when & how supplements are given and how to wean off them.

Due to covid restrictions, this seminar will take place via Zoom.  The seminar will be recorded and available afterwards to those who registered for the Live Event.  The recording will be in 2 parts and can be viewed at your leisure.

3.15 CERPS awarded by IBLCE


Sat 20th March 2021  09:30 - 13:00


Assessing Low Weight Gain & Low Milk Production

Review of Norms - Weight Gain & Milk Production
What gets in the way?
Warning Signs that need Intervention
Assessing Milk Production / Milk Transfer At the Breast

10:45 - 11:00 Questions
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:45

Management of Low Weight Gain & Low Milk Production

Maximising Intake of existing supply
Supplements - How much, How & When to Give
Expressing Strategies
Putting it All Together 
Weaning Off Supplements
Counselling for Low Supply

12:45 - 13:00 Questions & Discussion


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Important Information

All material on this website is provided for educational purposes only. Online information cannot replace an in-person consultation with a qualified, independent International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or your health care provider. If you are concerned about your health, or that of your child, consult with your health care provider regarding the advisability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your individual situation.