Praeclarus Press is Proud to Announce the July 2014 Release of Finding Sufficiency: Breastfeeding With Insufficient Glandular Tissue by Diana Cassar-Uhl
Breastfeeding is proclaimed as natural and normal, but what happens when there are physiological reasons that prevent mothers from being able to nurse their babies. Finding Sufficiency explores Insufficient Glandular Tissue (IGT), an often untouched subject with the hope of helping mothers and professionals alike, gain a deeper understanding of the challenges some mothers encounter.
Many healthcare professionals who work with pregnant women and babies proclaim “breast is best” hoping to convey the health benefits of breastfeeding for women and their babies. And while that message is most often delivered with good intent, it neglects to take into account the portion of the female population for whom breastfeeding, either exclusively or at all, is not possible. Finding Sufficiency: Breastfeeding With Insufficient Glandular Tissue, by Diana Cassar Uhl, examines the most recent scientific findings on the topic, and couples them with her experience as a lactation professional who knows first-hand the emotional burden it can present for mothers and families. Praeclarus Press is pleased to bring the latest information, which is long overdue on the shelves of mothers and healthcare providers, on this important topic.
Insufficient Glandular Tissue (IGT) is a condition still largely under-researched and misunderstood by practitioners who work with mothers during the perinatal period. As a result women who experience breastfeeding problems due to insufficient glandular development also struggle to find support, both clinical and emotional, in dealing with them. Finding Sufficiency 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. It also addresses the unique decisions and feelings that may be faced by someone who fully intended to breastfeed but felt betrayed by her body. Lastly, it provides guidance for practitioners who seek to understand this condition and support their patients/clients who are dealing with the condition.
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.
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