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  Common Breast Problems in the Early Postpartum Period (Audio)


Uh-oh. You see that swelling or red streakiness on her breasts, but you’re not actually sure if that’s just a minor deviation from normal, or if it’s a problem that needs more specialized attention. She says she has sore nipples, but you’re not really sure if that’s due to the baby’s latch, the pump, or something more ominous. And, in truth, you aren’t sure how or even if the nipple problem figures into the breast problem, or if she is going wake up in the morning with mastitis. She depends on you, and you really aren’t sure what to advise her to do next. The goal of this learning program is to help you decide how to handle the most common breast/nipple problems that occur during the early postpartum period—telephone advice, in-person visit, or referral to another professional.

Best For:
  • Doulas
  • Midwives
  • Aspiring lactation consultants
  • Anyone who has individual interactions with or teaches classes to pregnant women.
Helpful For:
  • Anyone who needs an overview but not in-depth instruction
This learning program is too basic for re-certifying IBCLCs. If you feel that you need more indepth information we suggest our learning programs on Engorgement, Mastitis, and Over-Everything.

Love to learn at your own pace? This learning program is for you! You can take it along with you on your MP3 player, and re-play as many times as you wish!

Time Allotment:
The number of hours needed to complete this program is approximately equivalent to the number of credits it is approved for, but may vary by individual.

Resources Included in the Learning Programs:
  • Audio file that can be downloaded to your computer or MP3
  • Content outline
  • References
  • Post-Test with questions similar those found on a certification exam
Requirements for Completion:
  • Complete all required assignments
  • Complete the online post-test with 100% accuracy
  • Complete an online program evaluation survey
Expiration Date:
This program expires two years from the date of purchase. Program expiration dates can be extended at the discretion of Breastfeeding Outlook.

1.9 L-CERPs and 1.9 Contact Hours
Continuing education credits are included.

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