After the loss of an infant: Suppression of breast milk supply

With an infant's demise the missing piece in bereavement care, is suppression of breast milk supply.  The mother who is lactating requires special attention.  If production is not weaned, this could lead to issues for her. 

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Caregivers should provide the education and support for a successful  weaning process.  If the mother chooses to donate her breastmilk, this information will be available.

Learning Objectives

  • Safe lactation suppression strategies will be provided by caregivers
  • Mothers will receive information on support services
  • Donation information will be made available

Event Details

Date           17 November 2021

Duration    1 hour

Time          20:00-21:00 Central European Time (13:00 – 14:00 Central Standard Time)


Donna Warr, RN, IBCLC

Donna Warr, RN, IBCLC

Donna currently works as a lactation consultant through Lee Health’s Family Education and Lactation Services in Southwest Florida. With over 30 years of experience as a NICU nurse, Donna understands the challenges that new families face, particularly when encountering so many different caregivers throughout their prenatal and labour and delivery experience – and the confusion that inconsistent or mixed messages from these different caregivers can cause. She strives to make lactation education and assistance as seamless as possible for these new families, so they understand the incredible benefits of breast milk as well as what to expect during their breastfeeding journey and how to overcome common nursing and/or pumping challenges. Designated NICU coverage and resourcing to allow for extended lactation assistance is another area of focus that Donna believes could positively impact breastfeeding success rates. Donna is a member of several breastfeeding associations, including the Breastfeeding Coalition of Lee County, the United States Breastfeeding Committee, and Pro-LC. She has shared her expertise through presentations at multiple National Mom Baby Conferences, the United States Breastfeeding Committee Conference, and the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Conference. She has also published an article, “After the loss of an infant: Suppression of breast milk supply”, in Neonatal Network The Journal of Neonatal Nursing’s July/August 2019 issue.