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April 14th 2014:Breastfeeding and Relactation

Not every breastfeeding journey is a smooth one. Some mothers find themselves floundering and quit. Some may temporarily interrupt breastfeeding due to a medical directive. Any of these women may want to—and be able to—reestablish a milk supply and resume breastfeeding after a period of days, weeks, or even months. Listen as Marie talks about relactation with special guest, nurse and dietitan Chris Jepson, RN, RD. Having breastfed her first child, Ms. Jepson wanted to breastfeed her second, adopted baby. So she set upon the path of relactation, to restart a milk supply 18 months after weaning

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Chris Jepson

Chris Jepson, RN, RD, CLC has worked in the maternal-child health field for almost 30 years. After earning a Bachelor's in Nutrition (Virginia Tech, 1984)and working with the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic, she became a WIC nutritionist and pursued a Bachelor's in Nursing at San Diego State University. After her first son was born prematurely, Chris experienced breastfeeding challenges. As a result, she dedicated herself to lactation support. After moving to New Mexico, Chris worked as a nurse manager and educator with the Maternity and Infant Care Program (University of New Mexico). Chris went on to have a long, successful breastfeeding relationship with her second son, who came to t
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