Module Evaluation Copy

We care about what you have to say! Please complete the module evaluation survey, which should take about five minutes. This survey is anonymous. The results will be considered in aggregate and used to inform decision-making and improvement of the module.  You will find the ‘Print Your Certificate’ button available in the module overview page. […]

References Copy

  Mohrbacher N. Breastfeeding Answers: A guide for helping families. 2nd ed. Arlington Heights: Nancy Mohrbacher Solutions, Inc.; 2020. Berens P, Eglash A, Malloy M, Steube AM. ABM Clinical Protocol #26: Persistent Pain with Breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2016;11(2):978–86. Dennis C, Jackson K, Watson J. Interventions for treating painful nipples among breastfeeding women (Review). Cochrane Database […]

Lesson 4: Breastfeeding Multiples Copy

In this lesson, you will learn to: Identify why subacute mastitis occurs and how it can impact breastfeeding. Identify why the diagnosis of mammary candidiasis is no longer supported. Identify spectrum-wide strategies to support parents who experience breast tissue inflammation. Click on the topic 1 below to start.

Lesson 3: Acute Mastitis & Breast Abscess Copy

In this lesson, you will learn to: Identify clinical presentation of inflammatory mastitis, bacterial mastitis, and breast abscess. Identify appropriate management strategies to support breastfeeding parents experiencing inflammatory mastitis, bacterial mastitis, and breast abscess. Click on the topic 1 below to start.

Lesson 2: Ductal Narrowing (Plugging) Copy

In this lesson, you will learn to: Recognize why ductal narrowing occurs and how it impacts breastfeeding. Identify appropriate management strategies to support parents experiencing ductal narrowing. Inflammation and narrowing of the milk ducts occurs in response to alveolar distention and congestion of fluids in the glandular tissues.11 This inflammation and narrowing will worsen when […]

Lesson 1: Postpartum Engorgement Copy

In this lesson, you will learn to: Recognize why postpartum engorgement occurs and how it impacts breastfeeding. Identify appropriate prevention and management strategies to support parents experiencing postpartum engorgement. Describe reverse pressure softening and manual lymphatic drainage techniques. Breast engorgement in the postpartum period is caused by 1) accumulation of breastmilk, 2) vascular congestion, and […]

Introduction – Part 3: Engorgement & Mastitis Spectrum Disorders Copy

Mastitis is defined as inflammation of the breast tissue that may or may not be associated with an infection.11 Previously it was thought that mastitis was primarily caused by milk stasis (restricted milk flow), but we now understand there are several factors that contribute to mastitis, including disruption of the breast microbiome and hyperlactation.11       […]

Lesson 3: Birth Complications & Temporary Illness Copy

In this lesson, you will learn to: Recognize the impact of birth complications and interventions on the breastfeeding parent. Recognize the impact of physical conditions on the breastfeeding parent. Recognize the impact of mental health concerns on the breastfeeding parent. Identify appropriate strategies to support breastfeeding parents with various health circumstances. Click on the topic […]

Lesson 2: Oral Motor Variations Copy

In this lesson, you will learn to: Recognize why hyperlactation and forceful milk ejection reflex occur and how these conditions impact breastfeeding. Identify appropriate prevention and management strategies to support breastfeeding dyads experiencing hyperlactation and forceful milk ejection reflex. Hyperlactation & Forceful Milk Ejection Hyperlactation, also known as hypergalactia, occurs when the amount of breastmilk […]

Lesson 1: Common Health Concerns Copy

In this lesson, you will learn to: Recognize why different milk supply challenges occur and how they impact breastfeeding. Identify appropriate prevention and management strategies to support parents experiencing milk supply challenges.   Click on the topic 1 below to start.