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LCANZ: The Physiology of Relactation


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TOPIC: The Physiology of Relactation

Relactation is a physiologically normal process whereby a woman who has not recently been pregnant is able to recommence lactation. This presentation will provide an overview of how relactation works in practice and describe the physiology of relactation, how to provide nipple stimulation and milk removal, pharmacological and herbal support, providing supplements and techniques to encourage breastfeeding. It will also discuss why women relactate, the barriers to successful relactation and how to provide support for relactation and present some case studies.


SPEAKER: Karleen Gribble.

Karleen Gribble is an Australian Breastfeeding Association Community Educator and Breastfeeding Counsellor and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University.

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