Presentation Information

Maya Bolman

Our Hands as Tools to Resolve Acute Breast Pain in the Early Postpartum Period

  • Speaker: Maya Bolman , RN, BA, BSN, IBCLC
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 ACM CPD, 1 ACNM CEU, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

Breast pain is a major cause of weaning. Milk stasis, which occurs in engorgement, mastitis and plugged ducts, is a common cause of pain that may lead to the temporary or permanent cessation of breastfeeding. Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) is one clinical tool to help resolve breast pain quickly. Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) provides a simple, readily accessible method that can be easily taught to parents and health professionals. Empowering parents to resolve complications at home may be a critical skill for extending breastfeeding duration.