BONUS 261: Inducing Lactation

May 29, 2020

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Today’s bonus episode guest is Jada Glover, a certified lactation consultant.

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Jada and Heather discuss inducing lactation following surrogacy or adoption:

INTRODUCTION

  • I’d like to start by hearing a little bit about you. Tell us about your academic background and training.
  • Why did you choose a career in lactation and educating new mothers? (Include your infertility journey story here.)
  • Take us through your career.

INDUCING LACTATION

  • What does it mean to induce lactation?
  • In what circumstances might a mother try to induce lactation?
  • Is lactation possible if you’re never been pregnant or you aren’t pregnant and trying to lactate?
  • What kind of effort is involved with inducing lactation?
  • How long will it take to induce lactation and start producing milk?
  • What should a mother expect when there has not been a prior pregnancy/lactation?
  • What kind of milk supply should be expected?
  • What foods may help with promoting a milk supply?
  • What are some helpful mindset techniques to help with inducing lactation?
  • What are helpful hints to induce lactation?
  • What hormones play a role in the physiological aspects of inducing lactation?
  • What are some of the baby variables that may play a role in relactation/inducing lactation?
  • What devices can be used to help a mother “experience” breastfeeding and promote at-breast feeding?
  • How can you tell how much milk is being transferred when lactation starts?
  • Can a mother use her own milk through induced lactation and formula/donor milk to supplement if necessary?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

WRAPPING UP

  • What words of hope would you offer to women who’s going to become a parent through surrogacy or adoption and interested in inducing lactation?

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