This course is in the process of being created. We estimate that the course will be completed in winter 2023. An email will be sent to you as soon as the course is available to start learning. We can’t wait to share it with you!
Are you well equipped to contribute positively as a healthcare professional to the breastfeeding experience of a woman who consults your services? Do you know the myths about pelvic floor/pelvic pain and breastfeeding? Are there any training adaptations to consider?
This course, designed by an experienced perinatal physiotherapist who is also an IBCLC lactation consultant, will address various issues essential to the complete professional care of perinatal women. A pharmacist with expertise in breastfeeding will explore pharmacology for breastfeeding women, a social worker will address psychological issues in perinatal care, and a kinesiologist and physiotherapist in perineal rehabilitation will elaborate on training for breastfeeding women. You’ll also learn how to conduct a musculoskeletal assessment and evaluate/treat breast pain in breastfeeding women, well beyond an ultrasound protocol.
3 collaborators: Marie-Claude Hardy, B.Pharm., M.Sc., MBA, and a candidate for the Advanced Interdisciplinary Approach in Breastfeeding Graduate Diploma, pharmacist; Anik Bertrand, a social worker (also a special education teacher) with an interest in family challenges; and Valéry Pelletier, a perinatal kinesiologist who is also a pelvic floor physiotherapist.
- Chapter 1 : The breasts and evidence on the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers
- Anatomy and possible peculiarities of the breast and nipple
- Chapter 2 : Postpartum pelvic floor myths and breastfeeding
- Evidence-based data
- Pelvic pain and breastfeeding: is there really a correlation?
- Chapter 3 : Pharmacology in breastfeeding women by Marie-Claude Hardy B.Pharm. M.Sc. MBA and DESS candidate Advanced interdisciplinary approach to breastfeeding and breastfeeding sponsor for 7 years
- Options for pain relief and medications related to breastfeeding
- Suggested reference tools
- Interprofessional collaboration
- Chapter 4 : Assessment and management of breastfeeding pain
- New management philosophies for mastitis
- Analysis and precise treatment plan
- And what about the ultrasound protocol?
- Chapter 5 : Musculoskeletal considerations related to breastfeeding
- Assessing the upper quadrant in breastfeeding women
- Suggested assessment adjustments, recommendations, management
- Perineal and abdominal pain/healing following vaginal or cesarean delivery
- Chapter 6 : Psychological issues in perinatal care and breastfeeding women by Anick Bertrand social worker (also a specialized educator) interested in family challenges
- Chapter 7 : Myths about breastfeeding and training with Valéry Pelletier kinesiologist and physiotherapist in perineal
- The evidence
- What to recommend?