Framework for Practice: Lactation and loss
Management of lactation following the death of a baby
This framework is written for professionals working with parents and families to provide information and guidance in supporting mothers around lactation and loss, where a baby or child is not expected to survive, or has died.
The aim of this framework is to review lactation and loss and to utilise this knowledge to guide support for mothers and parents to make the choices which best suit their individual circumstances. This includes options around both cessation and continuation of lactation following the death of a baby.