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Maya Bolman, RN

Ann Witt, MD, FABM

  • Speaker Type: ABM Conference 2016
  • Country: USA

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.

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Therapeutic Breast Massage
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.
Presentations: 22  |  Hours / CE Credits: 13.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation