Presentation Information

Swati Temkar

Accessible Tools and Techniques For Relieving Breast and Body Pain While Breastfeeding

  • Speaker: Swati Temkar , IBCLC
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

Adversity during the vulnerable postpartum period can have a profound impact on physical, mental & psychological outcomes. Pain (various types) is a common adversity & hence every Lactation Care Provider should have sufficient knowledge & skills to deal with different types of breastfeeding associated pains. There are 4 different types of breastfeeding related pains experienced by mothers; namely, back pain, hand pain, perineal pain & nipple pain. It is important to understand the basis of these pains for prevention & relief. The root cause of most of these pains is related to inappropriate attachment & positioning while breastfeeding. Many accessories have been developed, such as breastfeeding pillows, to help with positioning. Not everyone can afford such accessories however, so join me to explore how to use objects that are easy to find around the home to help with positioning.