Welcome to another Motherwear Podcast! This episode features Diana West, IBCLC. Diana is best known for her work supporting mothers who have had breast surgeries through her website Breastfeeding after Reduction Surgery and her book, Defining your own Success.
Diana is co-author of a new book, The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk, which will be out in December of this year and is available now for pre-order. This is the first book to focus solely and in great detail on milk supply, and it looks like a wonderful resource.
This interview is divided into two parts.
Part One discusses what determines milk supply, what causes low milk supply, what mothers can do to increase milk supply, and what feelings are common among mothers with low milk supply. You can listen to it on the player below, or download it at our free iTunes store.
In Part Two Diana answers your excellent questions about milk supply (shown in the comments section of this post), on topics including the impact of birth on milk supply, suggestions for maintaining milk supply when pumping at work, how stress and periods impact milk supply. You can listen to it on the player below, download it at our free iTunes store.