Goal A Goal BGoal C

Learners will understand the anatomy of the breast, the physiology of lactogenesis, and the normal breastfeeding patterns.

Resident Objectives

  1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of lactation.

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Essential Activities

  1. Assign learners to review this 4-minute video on anatomy and physiology of lactation.

2.  Review clinical case studies #1: Positioning & Latch and #2: Lactogenesis. 

Additional Goal A Objectives that could be added to any curriculum:

  • Describe the physiology of lactational fertility suppression and its use and limitations as a method of family planning.
  • Describe oral motor mechanics of suckling

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