Therapeutic Breast Massage

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
Breast pain is one of the major causes of weaning. The likelihood of weaning increases the longer pain persists. Engorgement, plugged ducts, blebs and mastitis are commonly associated with acute breast pain. Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) is one of the important measures to resolve pain quickly.
The purpose of this presentation is to enhance knowledge of TBML techniques for relieving discomfort caused by engorgement, plugged ducts and mastitis in lactating women and learn how to empower breastfeeding mothers to use these techniques as well. This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.

$10.00 USD
Total CE Hours: 0.75   Access Time: 2 Weeks  
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Durations: 45 mins
USA Maya Bolman, RN
       Ann Witt, MD, FABM

Maya Bolman was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. Certified as IBCLC in 2001, she currently works as inpatient lactation consultant at Hillcrest Hospital Cleveland Clinic. Since 2009, she also works as lactation consultant in a large pediatric and breastfeeding medicine practice. Maya Bolman is internationally known for her work promoting hand expression and breast massage to breastfeeding mothers. She recognizes that teaching mothers these basic tools helps empower them to work through breastfeeding challenges including engorgement, plugged ducts, separation from the infant, and milk supply concerns. She has worked with Dr. Ann Witt to create an instructional video “The Basics of Breast Massage and Hand Expression” and conduct research on the effectiveness of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) both in the office and as a treatment at home for mothers.

Dr. Witt founded Breastfeeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio in 2008. She is a board-certified family physician and Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Witt graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Witt has conducted clinical research on pediatric post-partum lactation support, engorgement, therapeutic breast massage, and infectious causes of chronic breast pain.

Objective 1: Describe the role of breast massage in different cultures and discuss the possible mechanisms why massage can help.
Objective 2: Identify reasons for acute breast pain and discuss the role of Therapeutic Breast Massage in treatment of engorgement, plugged duct and mastitis.
Objective 3: Demonstrate Breast Massage and Hand Expression Techniques: General Principles: Alternate:

USA Maya Bolman, RN
       Ann Witt, MD, FABM
Abstract:

Breast pain is one of the major causes of weaning. The likelihood of weaning increases the longer pain persists. Engorgement, plugged ducts, blebs and mastitis are commonly associated with acute breast pain. Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) is one of the important measures to resolve pain quickly.
The purpose of this presentation is to enhance knowledge of TBML techniques for relieving discomfort caused by engorgement, plugged ducts and mastitis in lactating women and learn how to empower breastfeeding mothers to use these techniques as well.

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CERPs - Continuing Education Recognition Points
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This program is approved for 0.75 CERPs ( 0.75 L CERPs)

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Breastfeeding and Lactation

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