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.

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Total CE Hours: 0.75   Access Time: 2 Weeks  
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UNICEF/WHO Global Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative

Maaike Arts is Nutrition Specialist (IYCN) with UNICEF New York. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Maaike joined UNICEF in 1996 and worked with UNICEF in Pakistan, Honduras, Viet Nam and Mozambique. Maaike also worked with the International Babyfood Action Network (IBFAN) in The Netherlands and with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) in Mozambique. Maaike’s main area of work has been Nutrition, and she also worked in the areas of HIV and AIDS and Early Childhood Care. She joined UNICEF New York HQ in August 2014.

Objective 1:Describe global breastfeeding rates
Objective 2: Describe in which way mothers need support to breastfeeding
Objective 3: Describe the work of the Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative


Breastfeeding ensures a healthy start in life and makes economic sense. Infants under 6 months should be exclusively breastfed, yet only 37% do. In low and middle income countries, this is 43%. The global target is to increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months to at least 50%. Mothers need support to breastfeed. A UNICEF report showed that early initiation of breastfeeding was not facilitated by the presence of a doctor, nurse or midwife.

The Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative’s (BAI), established in 2014, is led by UNICEF and WHO and has 18 member organizations. The Initiative advocates for increased political commitment to and investment for breastfeeding. The BAI has crafted a Call to Action, successfully leveraged strategic advocacy opportunities and developed a communication plan based on audience research. The BAI appeals to members to participate actively in the work, and to non-members to consider joining the Initiative.

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Breastfeeding and Lactation

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