Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Keywords
human milk; prenatal counselling; milk supply; lactogenesis; risk factors
Key points
  1. Both mothers and infants can have risk factors that may impact the ability for a copious milk supply to be achieved.
  2. Healthcare providers should conduct an antenatal risk assessment for maternal lactation risk factors that could impact milk supply.
  3. Healthcare providers should employ a pro-active management style to ensure that a mother comes to full volume (500-1,000mL/day) by Day 7 post-delivery.

Also published in Infant:

VOLUME 15/ISSUE 5, SEPTEMBER 2019
Expressing parameters, maternal milk yield and discharge breastfeeding outcomes – proposing future avenues of research
This article outlines exploratory analysis of a small audit population to generate hypotheses for further research on how mothers of preterm babies can optimally express milk to maximise the volumes expressed and improve longer-term breastfeeding outcomes.

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