In Part One of this course, massage therapist Chelsey Swan explains the benefits of breast massage, and demonstrates a simple and effective self-massage technique that you in turn can teach to your clients.
Part One Learning Objectives:
- Demonstrate the 5 techniques in the PHAST method of self-breast massage.
- Describe the importance of using gender-inclusive terminology in our perinatal practices.
- Explain the benefits of massage to breast tissue with regard to lactation and the perinatal period.
- List the contraindications to breast massage.
- Describe the basic anatomical structures and physiological processes in breast tissue.
- Describe how to use massage as a complimentary therapy for engorgement, clogged ducts/mastitis, and milk production.
- Dispel 5 common myths about perinatal massage.
In Part Two, certified nurse midwife and lactation consultant Christina Chamberlain explores persistent plugged ducts, and several treatment approaches, including a revolutionary new option.
Part Two Learning Objectives:
- List common causes of plugged ducts.
- Demonstrate knowledge of treatments to resolve and strategies to prevent plugged ducts.
- Recognize signs and symptoms of bleb or milk blisters.
- Achieve knowledge of the clinical protocol for the use of therapeutic ultrasound in the treatment of plugged ducts.
- Gain a general knowledge of ICD-10 codes appropriate for billing insurance providers. (This final learning objective applies only to those providers whose scope includes providing ultrasound therapy. This is not a learning objective for lactation consultants.)
Approved by ACNM for 3 hours of continuing education. Approval number 2020/09, through February 19, 2022.
IBLCE has allocated 1 L-CERPs for this course. IBLCE verification number C1991369, through February 17th, 2021, and IBLCE verification number C1991369, through February 17th, 2022.
- 1.1 Introduction
- Article: Breast Massage: A “Handy” Multipurpose Tool to Promote Breastfeeding Success
- Bonus Video: Washington State Massage Law
- 1.2 Breast Anatomy
- Article: Anatomy of the lactating human breast redefined with ultrasound imaging
- 1.3 Benefits, Barriers, and a Solution to Increase Access
- Article: Breast Massage Deserves Attention
- 1.4 PHAST Method of Breast Self-Massage
- Printable PDF: PHAST Method
- 1.5 Massage for Engorgement and Milk Production
- Article: A randomized controlled trial to compare methods of milk expression after preterm delivery
- Article: Composition of Milk Obtained From Unmassaged Versus Massaged Breasts of Lactating Mothers
- Article: Effects of Oketani Breast Massage on Breast Pain, the Breast Milk pH of Mothers, and the Sucking Speed of Neonates
- 1.6 Massage Myth-Busting
- 2.1 Significance
- 2.2 Causes
- 2.3 Signs and Symptoms
- 2.4 Treatment Options
- 2.5 Massage for Plugged Ducts
- Printable PDF: Massage for Plugged Ducts (Client Handout)
- 2.6 Ultrasound for Plugged Ducts
- 2.7 Evidence for Ultrasound for Plugged Ducts
- 2.8 Considerations, Reimbursement, and Conclusion
- Course Evaluation
- ACNM Post-test and CE Certificate
- IBLCE Post-Test and CE Certificate
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