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Breast infections in breastfeeding women– case presentations of abscess, mastitis and more

by Lisa Amir, MBBS, MMed, PhD, IBCLC, FABM
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Lactation

For over 20 years, Dr Lisa Amir has been seeing breastfeeding women with nipple and breast pain and infections. As a medical student she was taught that most clinical diagnoses are made by taking a careful history. Allowing the patient to tell their own story, while asking pertinent questions, usually reveals the likely cause of the problem. Careful physical examination, and occasional use of investigations, confirm the diagnosis. Using case studies from her breastfeeding medicine practice, Lisa demonstrates how to ask the right questions to correctly diagnose and treat nipple and breast problems. She will present case studies including mastitis, recurrent mastitis, breast abscess, and nipple and breast candida infection, and also discuss rare and unusual causes of nipple and breast pain and infection.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Recognise presenting signs and symptoms of breast infections, including mastitis, breast abscess, candida infection and other causes of nipple and breast pain
Objective 2: Take a history in order to provide a differential diagnosis
Objective 3: Work out a suitable management plan for women with breast infections/pain

Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 22.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks