Upcoming Meeting

Our Speaker in March is:

Maya Bolman RN, BA, BSN, IBCLC

Maya was certified as an IBCLC in 2001. She currently works as a lactation consultant at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital and Breastfeeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio.

Maya is well known internationally for her work promoting hand expression and breast massage to breastfeeding mothers. She recognizes that teaching mothers these basic tools helps empower them to work through breastfeeding challenges including engorgement, plugged ducts, separation from the infant, and milk supply concerns. She has worked with Dr. Ann Witt to create an instructional video “The Basics of Breast Massage and Hand Expression” and conducts research on the effectiveness of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) both in the office and as a treatment at home for mothers. 

Our Topics in March are:

Breast pain is one of the major causes of weaning. The likelihood of weaning increases the longer pain persists. Engorgement, plugged ducts, blebs and mastitis are commonly associated with acute breast pain. Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) is one of the important measures to resolve pain quickly.

The purpose of these presentations is to enhance knowledge of TBML techniques for relieving discomfort caused by engorgement, plugged ducts and mastitis in lactating women and learn how to empower breastfeeding mothers to use these techniques as well.

The Art of Breast Massage in supporting breastfeeding

Maya will discuss acute breast pain, engorgement, plugged ducts, blebs and mastitis. She will review the role of the lymphatic system, oxytocin and pain control theory with use of therapeutic massage, and describe he use of breast massage in various cultures.

Hand-ling the pain:

Therapeutic Breast Massage in lactation: Research and Case reviews

Demonstration and Empowerment Learning how to do TBML for engorgement and to relieve plugged ducts.

All about that BLEB

All about Blebs, milk blisters and plugged ducts and the various treatments available for them. As well as the latest research on blebs.

5 CERPS will be awarded for the conference