Rita Little, MS, CHES, CLC

haring is Caring: My Experience with Informal Milk Sharing

Rita Little is a certified lactation counselor and breastfeeding community advocate. She sees clients on a limited basis but mostly strives to be a source of evidence based information for her community. Rita has personal experience as a BFAR (breastfeeding after reduction) mommy and was able to have an exclusively breastfed child with the help of informal milk sharing.

Session Summary:

Rita will provide information on how breast surgery can affect milk production and breastfeeding. She will also share her experience with informal milk sharing and why informal milk sharing is somewhat taboo. Furthermore, learn tips and tricks to obtaining human milk and how to screen donors if a mom decides to go that route.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the impact of breast surgery on breastfeeding and milk production.
  2. Express the value of informal milk sharing as a means of breastfeeding.
  3. Identify the challenges of informal milk sharing and explain ways to be more confident in finding a milk donor.