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Lactation after infant death

Thousands of Australian women experience late miscarriage, still birth, neonatal or older infant death annually. Amidst their grief, some of these women need to manage the onset of lactation. Different women may want to manage lactation differently.

Lactation after infant death2020-09-02T15:29:32+10:00

Lactation after infant death an analysis of Australian healthcare agencies online health information.

The physiological process of lactation is triggered by pregnancy and birth and is hormonally driven. It occurs even in the absence of a living infant. Each year, over 4000 Australian women experience late miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal or older infant death. Previous research has shown that many women feel unsupported by their healthcare team in regards to lactation after infant death.

Lactation after infant death an analysis of Australian healthcare agencies online health information.2021-04-05T14:26:06+10:00

Lactation after infant death. Australian Breastfeeding Association

More than 4000 Australian women experience late miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal or older infant death annually.1 The physiological process of secretory activation leading to the onset of breastmilk production is triggered by delivery of the placenta2 and occurs even in the absence of a living infant. Unfortunately many women feel unsupported by their healthcare team when it comes to lactation after infant death.

Lactation after infant death. Australian Breastfeeding Association2021-04-05T14:28:06+10:00
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