Excellence in Women's Health
Finding Sufficiency: Breastfeeding With Insufficient Glandular Tissue
Breastfeeding difficulty due to insufficient glandular tissue is something many mothers struggle with. Because this condition is still largely under-researched and misunderstood by practitioners who work with mothers during the perinatal period, women who experience breastfeeding problems due to insufficient glandular development also struggle to find support, both clinical and emotional, in dealing with them. This book aims to inform and support the efforts of breastfeeding mothers with low milk production due to insufficient glandular tissue, from both a scientific standpoint and an emotional one, covering the unique decisions and feelings that may be faced by someone who fully intended to breastfeed but felt betrayed by her body. The book also provides guidance for practitioners who seek to understand this condition and support their patients/clients who are dealing with it.
Diana Cassar-Uhl, MPH, IBCLC, has supported breastfeeding families and healthcare professionals since 2005 as a La Leche League Leader, IBCLC, breastfeeding educator, and researcher. Though her academic and career pursuits keep her around Washington, DC, Diana’s home is in upstate New York, with her husband and three children.