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Maya Bolman, RN, BA, BSN, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2015, GOLD Midwifery 2022
  • Country: USA

Maya Bolman was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. She was certified as IBCLC in 2001 and currently works as a lactation consultant at Senders Pediatrics and Breastfeeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio.

Maya is well known internationally for her work promoting hand expression and breast massage to health professionals and parents. She recognizes that teaching 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 conducts research on the effectiveness of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) both in the office and as a treatment at home for mothers.

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HANDling the Pain: The Role of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation
Milk expression is common in the United States, but in the modern era it focuses on mechanical expression. In Russia, there has been a long tradition of hands-on techniques which encourages mothers to turn to specialists trained in hand expression and breast massage techniques to resolve breastfeeding complications including engorgement, plugged ducts and mastitis.. Two main principles of therapeutic breast massage in lactation include mobilization of fluid with massage toward the axillae to facilitate lymph circulation and alternating gentle massage and hand expression to facilitate milk removal. These techniques provide a simple, readily accessible method that can be easily taught to mothers and lactation consultants. The purpose of this presentation is to enhance knowledge of techniques for relieving discomfort caused by engorgement, plugged ducts, and mastitis in lactating women. The latest research findings on the role of therapeutic breast massage for breastfeeding mothers will be presented.
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Our Hands as Tools to Resolve Acute Breast Pain in the Early Postpartum Period
Breast pain is a major cause of weaning. Milk stasis, which occurs in engorgement, mastitis and plugged ducts, is a common cause of pain that may lead to the temporary or permanent cessation of breastfeeding. Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) is one clinical tool to help resolve breast pain quickly. Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) provides a simple, readily accessible method that can be easily taught to parents and health professionals. Empowering parents to resolve complications at home may be a critical skill for extending breastfeeding duration.
Presentations: 16  |  Hours / CE Credits: 16.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks