IGT is NOT a Tragedy

1.5 L-CERPs

Understanding and Treating Mammary Hypoplasia in Private Practice

Empower low supply clients to meet their lactation goals.

This course will teach the IBCLC how to identify insufficient glandular tissue (IGT) in the private practice client. It will present best practices for treatment of IGT according to client goals. It will discuss how to counsel parents with IGT so that they feel empowered and competent.

IGT is not a Tragedy: Understanding and Treating Mammary Hypoplasia in Private Practice (1.5 L-CERPs)

Supporting low milk supply moms is always a challenge. Knowing how to do a differential diagnosis for IGT was an amazing start. Then management of IGT parent was very helpful.

Katie Oshita, RN, IBCLC

Kristen presented in a simple to understand, fact-based, unbiased way. The information is critical for IBCLCs (and anyone caring for people trying to breast/chest feed) to understand. I highly recommend it.

Lisa Paladino MS, CNM, IBCLC

Objectives:

  • Identify mammary hypoplasia as a cause of low supply
  • Know best practices for long term breast/chestfeeding success with IGT 
  • Understand how to counsel parents with IGT so that they feel empowered and competent

I am also RN IBCLC who met the challenges of low milk supply associated with IGT. Finding experts to assess and assist in this area is so important

Jodie Smith RN IBCLC
IGT is not a Tragedy: Understanding and Treating Mammary Hypoplasia in Private Practice (1.5 L-CERPs)

Kristin’s course is excellent and contains information that every IBCLC should have. I’ve taken several courses on IGT and Kristin’s is by far the best in terms of clinical and counseling skills.

Leah Segura IBCLC

Prior to beginning this course, I truthfully was a bit fearful of having a patient with IGT, as I felt under prepared to help them. I was unsure how to address IGT in a way that emotional supported the parents while ensuring the infant was adequately nourished. This course helped me build confidence in this topic and actually helped me re-think what it means to be a successful supporter of IGT!

Alli Thomas, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Meet Your Instructor

Kristin Cavuto, MSW, LCSW, IBCLC

Kristin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (since 2003) and IBCLC (since 2010) in private practice in central NJ, as well as a LLL Leader (since 2008).  Her practice specialties are low supply, maternal and infant mental health, and the intersection of ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender in the care of the new family.  She has spoken on various lactation and mental health topics at LC in PP, the Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Association Conference,and for LLL of the Garden State, and is active in several online lactation communities. 

She is the mother of two boys who nursed full term despite maternal IGT, and who are now 14 and 11. In her spare time, she attends adult Harry Potter conferences, where she speaks (and is writing a book on) sorting and parenting.  She is an anti racist and LGBT+ activist, and a Gryffindor.

Kristin also teaches:

LOVED this course! Kristen is an engaging speaker who provides valuable information, insight and resources to support those with IGT.

Barbara Zimmermann RN, BSN, IBCLC
IGT is not a Tragedy: Understanding and Treating Mammary Hypoplasia in Private Practice (1.5 L-CERPs)