Mother’s Milk Markers: How do we Measure, Predict (and Modify) Lactation Success?

Parental concern for low milk volume is the most common reason for early lactation cessation or not meeting one’s breastfeeding goals. Although inadequate supply often is recognized several weeks postpartum, its biological origins likely start in the first days after birth, when secretory activation, or “milk coming in,” should occur, followed by rapidly increasing milk volumes.   Various measures and biomarkers have been studied during this critical window in an attempt to objectively measure and predict both early and long-term lactation success. We will briefly review the biology of early lactation, the evidence and feasibility behind measures and biomarkers of lactation success, and explore how biomarkers might be utilized clinically to improve lactation outcomes.

  • Summarize how early milk volumes predict long-term lactation success, with a focus on the preterm population
  • Briefly review the physiology of secretory activation and its importance for long-term lactation
  • Explore use of biomarkers of secretory activation in term and preterm populations - how can we predict lactation problems earlier?


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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


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Mother's Milk Markers: How Do We Measure, Predict (and Modify) Lactation Success?
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