Ouch! Nipple and Breast Pain (can a nipple actually be too short?)

Time-frame: 60-90
CERP: yes

Nipple and/or breast pain can be a breastfeeding deal-breaker. If breastfeeding is not supposed to hurt, then why do so many mothers experience pain while breastfeeding? Is it maternal anatomy, faulty physiology, infant sucking alterations or anamolies? This presentation will look at nipple anatomy, the changes nipples experience during pregnancy, precursors and causes of nipple pain, and the magic number of 7 millimeters. Can 7mm serve as a screening tool for potential breastfeeding problems? If nipple pain is bad, then what about breast pain? An exploration of breast pain looks at the contributors to an unwelcome lactation guest.



Marsha Walker RN, IBCLC


Country: USA
Phone number: 781-893-3553
Email: Marshalact@gmail.com
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Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, 5th edition

Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence is the perfect tool for busy clinicians who need a quick, accurate, and current reference. It provides the essentials of breastfeeding management to support best outcomes for breastfeeding families. Now in an updated and modernized fifth edition, this unique resource features new information on the political and social landscape of breastfeeding, LGBTQI+ families, milk sharing, exclusive pumping, new breastfeeding products, breastfeeding in emergencies, additional feeding care plans, and access to downloadable Patient Care Plan Handouts to help both patients and clinicians navigate common breastfeeding challenges and questions. Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fifth Edition includes literature reviews while covering incidence, etiology, risk factors, prevention, prognosis and implications, interventions, expected outcomes, care plans, and clinical algorithms. With a focus on the practical application of evidence-based knowledge and a problem-solving approach, this reference helps busy clinicians integrate the latest research into their everyday clinical practice.