The experience of expressing and donating breast milk following a perinatal loss.

@article{Welborn2012TheEO,
  title={The experience of expressing and donating breast milk following a perinatal loss.},
  author={Jessica Marie Welborn},
  journal={Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={506-10}
}
BACKGROUND The continued ability for a mother to produce breast milk following the death of her baby in utero, at birth, or during the postpartum period is an aspect of perinatal loss that is rarely acknowledged. OBJECTIVE To explore the lived experience of bereaved mothers who chose to express and donate their breast milk to a milk bank to feed premature and sick babies following the loss of their own babies. METHODS Twenty-one bereaved mothers who donated their milk between January 2003… CONTINUE READING
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