Breastfeeding Conditions: Mastitis, Nipple Pain, and Maternal Factors in Lactation
This online continuing education course is designed for the pelvic rehab therapist and provides a thorough introduction to the physiology of the lactating breast, dysfunction and treatment interventions, and the physical therapist’s role in breastfeeding and pumping support.
Participants will learn to assess and treat breast inflammation and pain such as mastitis, blocked ducts, milk blebs, and cracked nipples. This course will also cover when to refer to other health professionals so that the participant will be able to clearly communicate the role of physical therapy during lactation.
Evidence-based assessment and treatment techniques will be emphasized. Lecture topics will include the anatomy and physiology of lactation, blocked ducts and mastitis, and breast pain through a biopsychosocial lens. During labs, participants will have the opportunity to systematically assess the breast and practice therapeutic breast massage and manual milk expression.
Nov 19, 2022 8:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
NA - Registrants Attend this course via Zoom