Lactancia materna dolorosaestrategias de tratamiento para el pediatra

  1. Mª T. Hernández Aguilar
  2. Juan José Lasarte Velillas
  3. María José Lozano de la Torre
  4. Josefa Aguayo Maldonado
  5. Nieves Marta Díaz Gómez
Journal:
Acta pediátrica española

ISSN: 0001-6640

Year of publication: 2008

Volume: 66

Issue: 10

Pages: 504-509

Type: Article

Abstract

Breast pain and other breast problems are frequent among breastfeeding mothers. They cause significant distress, undermine the mother's self-confidence in her ability to feed the baby and often contribute to early cessation of lactation. However, more than often, health professionals do not have the necessary knowledge for prevention or resolution of these specific problems as, in general, these topics are not included in preservice or in-service training. The purpose of this review is to provide all professionals in charge of the health of the mother-infant dyad with a practical tool based on present scientific knowledge.