Breastfeeding and Common Breast Conditions

by Veronica Gillispie, MD, FACOG

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    The lecture Breastfeeding and Common Breast Conditions by Veronica Gillispie, MD, FACOG is from the course Postpartum Care. It contains the following chapters:

    • Breastfeeding
    • Common Breast Conditions

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Woman with HIV
    2. Woman with mastitis
    3. Woman with a galactocele
    4. Woman with an untreated breast abscess
    5. Woman suffering from bilateral breast engorgement
    1. Decreased rates of postpartum depression
    2. More difficulty losing weight post-partum
    3. Higher lifetime risk of breast cancer
    4. Higher risk of unintentional pregnancy
    5. Higher lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease
    1. Breast engorgement
    2. Bilateral mastitis
    3. Bilateral galactoceles
    4. Breast abscess
    5. Normal symptoms of breastfeeding
    1. Galactocele, treat with increasing breastfeeding and warm compress
    2. Breast abscess that must be drained
    3. Unilateral mastitis that should be treated with antibiotics
    4. Infected milk duct, treat with drainage and antibiotics
    5. Blocked milk duct, treat by avoiding breastfeeding in the affected breast until the blockage clears
    1. Antibiotic treatment and continue breastfeeding
    2. Drainage of the abscess and antibiotic treatment
    3. Stop breastfeeding while on antibiotic treatment
    4. Stop breastfeeding until engorgement self resolves
    5. Ice packs to reduce engorgement and swelling

    Author of lecture Breastfeeding and Common Breast Conditions

     Veronica Gillispie, MD, FACOG

    Veronica Gillispie, MD, FACOG

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