#28: Hope talks with Deziray Click, adoptive mother and physician's assistant, about Her Breastfeeding Experience and How to Work With your Doctor when Inducing Lactation or Relactating
Listen to Deziray's interview here:
Deziray covers A TON of ground in this interview. She talks inducing lactation/relactation, talking to your baby's gestational mother, tongue and lip-tie, nipple confusion/flow preference with bottles and pacifiers, milk sharing, and domperidone.
She also gives us some truly expert insight in talking with your doctor about inducing lactation/relactation. Here are some of Deziray's recommendations:
Deziray recommends, "Don't go it alone."
Deziray talks about scouring the internet for information and to find support from other parents who had induced lactation or relactated before. It was tough at times! It helped for Deziray that she was already an experienced nursing parent as well as a medical professional. But what about parents starting this journey without these advantages? No worries, we understand, and we've got you covered. We have put together a comprehensive online course on inducing lactation and relactation that provides all the information you will need in one place, plus the support of a private Facebook community monitored by the lactation professionals at Breastfeeding Outside the Box.
Each lesson is a recorded presentation for members to view at their own pace, choosing only the lessons that apply to them.
MODULE 1: An Introduction to Induced Lactation and Relactation
MODULE 2: Your Support System
MODULE 3: Your lactation plan in 3 steps or less
MODULE 4: Galactogogues for Inducing Lactation and Relactation
MODULE 5: Breast Stimulation for Inducing Lactation and Relactation
MODULE 6: Supplementation
Want learn more? Click HERE for course details.
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