Presentation Information

Alexandra Glass

Persistent Pain During Breastfeeding - A Challenge in Lactation Counseling

  • Speaker: Alexandra Glass , MD, IBCLC
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

This presentation will give an overview of the reasons that can cause painful breastfeeding and how we can intervene either via breastfeeding management or medically.
The reasons might be

- poor latch
- problems with sucking, like tongue tie or other anatomical issues, also nipple confusion
- vasospasms
- infections, mastitis
- Mammary Constriction Syndrome
- injuries or medical conditions of the skin, such as psoriasis, dermatoses, eczema
- oversupply
- plugged ducts
- incorrect pumping or hand expression
- allodynia/functional pain
- psychological and emotional aspects

Important aspects concerning breastfeeding management and counselling and possible therapeutic interventions will be discussed as well as the impact of painful breastfeeding on the breastfeeding dyad and the whole family.