With Cohosts Anne Eglash MD, IBCLC & Karen Bodnar MD, IBCLC
Do you suspect that supplementing early postpartum with donor human milk is less likely to negatively affect breastfeeding rates as compared to formula? What has research taught us thus far on milk sharing, whether donated or sold? When should premature infants start complementary feeding? Can we study medications during lactation in a laboratory model? Join us to find out!
This is a long podcast with great discussions on pasteurized donor milk given early postpartum, milk sharing in the community, complementary feeding in premature infants and an amazing model to test the diffusion of medications across milk producing cells.
Recorded in August 2022.
Kathleen Logan says
Thank you for this very informative podcast! I am particularly interested in informal donor milk sharing. I would love to hear and learn more about this topic.
Could you provide links to the research articles that were discussed in the podcast?
That would be very helpful!
I appreciate all you do for breastfeeding education and learning.
Here are the articles- donor milk vs formula supplementation- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35730582/
Informal milk sharing- https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/bfm.2022.0013
Complementary feeding position statement in preterms- https://ijponline.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13052-022-01275-w
Invitro model of human lactocytes to assess drug secretion- https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590156722000111
Katherine Jacque says
Ladies, Thank You so much for your podcasts! With each one I seem to hear a tidbit or three that I ponder, and many times I’m awed by the sciences that you share. These discussions totally enhance my knowledge.
I heard in this discussion regarding the supplementation of human milk and having donor human milk in the freezer as a “just in case” backup.
The “just in case” scenario not only undermines the milk makers’ confidence in their ability to provide the amount of milk their baby needs, it may also give permission to skip a milk removal.
I was most troubled by the comment
*….. so they don’t cluster feed at night….*.
Reducing the number of night feedings has been shown to reduce weight gain and milk supply, and is important for neurological growth as well as emotional stability. (sorry, I don’t have the citation for that).
I, myself, have given a new parent/s permission to skip one milk removal when it is apparent that they are overwhelmed and going over the edge with fatigue, with the caveats of overfull breasts and production reduction.
A follow up visit usually results in happier parent/s and increased supply, though on occasion a choice is made for a different feeding plan, which we totally support as well.
Thank You again for the information you share!
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