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Breastfeeding twins after mastectomy.
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PMID:  23277460     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
With the increased use of fertility treatments, more women are having multiple births. The purpose of this case study is to describe the efforts of a woman who had undergone a single mastectomy to provide all the breast milk her twins would need with her 1 functioning breast. A review of the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature and PubMed confirmed that this situation has not been previously discussed in the current literature. The mother worked with International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and other health care professionals to reach her goal. With active participation and planning, close follow-up after discharge, and support at home, this mother achieved her goal by 3 months and continued for over 2 years. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants should have early, open conversations with the woman with a mastectomy and actively support her with information and strategies to meet her goals.
Allyson M Michaels; Helen Wanner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1552-5732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Lact     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709498     Medline TA:  J Hum Lact     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-2     Citation Subset:  N    
1Lactation Services, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA, USA.
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