Podcast:  Lactation After Baby Loss

August 29, 2011

We’re very pleased to share an interview on the rarely discussed issue of lactation after the loss of a baby.

Tanya Lieberman, IBCLC talked with Jessica Wellborn, a graduate student who studied milk donation after perinatal loss.  She is the donor coordinator at the Mothers’ Milk Bank of San Jose.

Tanya and Jessica talked about the experience of lactation after mothers lose babies - either in pregnancy, at birth, or as infants - and the range of feelings and challenges it rasies.  This is a poorly recognized issue, and we’re happy to spread the word about it.

Tanya, in partnership with her local loss support group, also helped to prepare a brochure for mothers who have experience a loss, and we’re happy to share it here.

You can listen to this podcast with the player below!



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