Lactation after Perinatal, Neonatal, or Infant Loss
After losing an infant, grieving mothers may still have to cope with postpartum issues, including lactation. This article reviews and addresses care options for lactation concerns after pregnancy, neonatal, or infant loss. Currently, lactation care and advice after loss varies greatly. Lactation consultants are instrumental in providing mothers with anticipatory guidance and evidence-based care. Implementing system-wide training and education regarding this topic will help families receive the information they need to deal with the physiological aftermath of infant loss.
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Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Birthingway College of Midwifery, Portland, Oregon, USA
Publication date: October 1, 2012
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