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Katrina Mitchell, MD, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: Breastfeeding Medicine: Advancing Your Level of Care Lecture Pack
  • Country: United States

Katrina B. Mitchell, MD is a board-certified general surgeon, fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist, and international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) whose practice includes the care and surgery of women with breast cancer and benign breast disease. She also treats maternal complications of lactation, and has a special interest in pregnancy and postpartum breast cancer. She resides in Santa Barbara, California and practices at the Ridley Tree Cancer Center at Sansum Clinic. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her son at the beach. More information about her clinical and educational interests is available at

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The Complexities of Breast and Nipple Pain While Breastfeeding
This lecture reviews nipple and breast pain during pregnancy and both the early and late postpartum periods. It describes the anatomy and physiology of the breast and nipple areolar complex, and explores why pain during pregnancy and lactation is so common. Specific topics include the relationship between engorgement and infant latch; pump and other nipple trauma; hypo- and hyperlactation and how pain presents in these populations; vasospasm; dermatitis; nipple blebs; and, mastitis and plugging. The lecture also covers infant considerations and defines the lack of evidence for fungal infections as a significant contributor to pain. It delineates identification and treatment of functional pain and overlap of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders with pain.
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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