Relactation by mothers of sick and premature infants.

  title={Relactation by mothers of sick and premature infants.},
  author={Carl L. Bose and A Joseph D'ercole and Alena Lester and R S Hunter and J Barrett},
  volume={67 4},
Relactation, the induction of lactation at any time beyond the immediate postpartum period, has received minimal scientific investigation. In this study, one adoptive mother and six mothers ten to 150 days postpartum, who for a variety of reasons did not initiate or maintain lactation after delivery, attempted relactation. Each suckled her infant at regular feeding intervals. Prior to milk production, formula was provided during suckling through an artificial device. Serum prolactin responses… 

Relactation: a review of experience and recommendations for practice.

There are now sufficient reports to show that most women can relactate if they are motivated and have adequate information and support, and enough is known to provide practical guidelines to enable mothers to relactates.

Relactation in lactation failure and low milk supply.

It was a prospective hospital-based study conducted in tertiary care referral hospital in mothers with their biological infants of less than 4 months of age, who were admitted with LF and some breastfeeding (BF) related problems.

Exclusively breastfeeding and hypernatremic dehydration.

Since most causes for low milk intake are preventable or able to be improved, mothers, particularly first time mothers, should receive more reassurance and practical advice in the technique of breast-feeding.

Improved Lactation with Metoclopramide

The tactile stimulus to maternal nipples by the suckling infant prompts afferent impulses to effect the release of prolactin from the pituitary, which stimulates milk flow and enhances milk product.

Infant Problems in Breast-Feeding

In modern times, employment outside the home, social activities required by the husband’s job, any chronic illness in the mother, or the necessity for supplemental formula have been cited as contraindications to nursing.

Metoclopramide Effect on Breastfeeding the Preterm Infant: A Randomized Trial

Regardless of therapy received, breastfeeding duration in this study of preterm mothers was poor, and metoclopramide did not improve breast milk volume or duration of breastfeeding in this population of women.

Safety and efficacy of galactogogues: substances that induce, maintain and increase breast milk production.

The objective of this review is to analyze to the literature relating to the principal drugs used as galactogogues (metoclopramide, domperidone, chlorpromazine, sulpiride, oxytocin, growth hormone, thyrotrophin releasing hormone, medroxyprogesterone), and evaluate their mechanism of action, transfer to maternal milk, effectiveness and potential side effects.

Enteral feeding in the preterm infant.

  • V. Yu
  • Medicine
    Early human development
  • 1999