Presentation Information

Lisa Marasco

Getting a Better Grip on Prolactin

  • Speaker: Lisa Marasco , MA, IBCLC, FILCA
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU
Abstract:

Prolactin is considered to be a key hormone for lactation, yet our knowledge has been surprisingly sparse. It is necessary for pubertal and pregnancy mammary development as well as milk synthesis. While prolactin level does not correlate directly to milk production, lactation fails without it. This talk will take a closer look at current research and what we do and do not yet understand about prolactin. We will then examine specific cases and discuss the process of elimination as well as possible strategies for affected mothers.