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"Supporting Families with Relactation and Induction"

Featuring Andrea L. Braden, MD, IBCLC


On Thursday, May 4, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM PST, BreastfeedLA presents Supporting Families with Relactation and Induction, a webinar featuring Andrea L. Braden, MD, IBCLC. According to the CDC, the majority of American parents intend to feed their infants with human milk. However, challenges related to milk supply, infant health, and societal stigma may result in families needing to supplement with infant formula. Long-term use of formula to supplement an infant’s diet introduces health risks to the feeding couplet. To mitigate risks to the feeding pair and to insure against food scarcity concerns secondary to formula supply chain issues, many families are seeking advice from lactation professionals about how to either induce milk production in a non-gestational carrier or how to re-establish milk supply in a gestational carrier who previously discontinued lactation. In this lecture, Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist and OB/Gyn doctor, Andrea Braden will review the background, evidence, and best clinical practices related to lactation induction and relactation for lactation support professionals.

Participants will be awarded 2.0 L-CERPS & 2.0 Contact Hours. 


By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Understand why a person would choose to relactate
  • Apply techniques that can be used to start the relactation process
  • Understand how lactation aids can assist
  • Provide resources that can be used for supporting parents with relactation and induced lactation
  • Understand protocols for inducing lactation and relactation
  • Identify challenges transitioning from bottle to breast/chest

The recording of this event will be sent to all registrants approximately 2 weeks after the live event, and available for viewing for up to 3 years after the live event.

Andrea L. Braden, MD, IBCLC 


Dr. Andrea L. Braden is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist, a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Founder & CEO of the lactation innovation company Lybbie. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Alabama in 2003 and then attended the University of South Alabama School of Medicine from 2003 – 2007. Dr. Braden then completed residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Connecticut in 2011. Her expertise is in the postpartum period, with a particular emphasis in breastfeeding medicine and perinatal mood disorders. Additionally, she is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Breastfeeding Expert Work Group and a graduate of the inaugural Women’s Wellness through Equality and Leadership (WEL) physician leadership training program. Dr. Braden has been the recipient of multiple research grants to support her work in improving breast pump technology. In 2019, she was awarded an American Medical Association’s Inspiration Award in recognition of her time, wisdom, and support throughout the professional careers of fellow physicians, residents, and students. In 2021, her startup company was selected to participate in Berkeley’s SkyDeck University Innovation Partners Program and Dr. Braden was recognized for winning two pitch competitions. When she is not working, Dr. Braden can be found loving on her husband and 5 adorable children, devouring a good book, playing piano while singing her heart out, volunteering at her children’s school, and exploring the world one exotic destination at a time.

Cancelation Policy

After the webinar a recording will be sent to all registrants to view for up to 3 years after the live event, therefore no refunds will be granted. It is the responsibility of the participant to view the recording while it is available.

Payment Policy

Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, you MUST pay the General Registration rate and contact info@breastfeedla.org. No Early Bird registration rates will apply to payments by check. This policy is in effect as of Aug 1, 2017.

Continuing Education Credits

RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 2.0 contact hours of continuing education.

BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

IBCLC: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36.

2.00 L- CERPs will be awarded.

RDs & OTs: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.