XL34: Edith Kernerman: Mammary Constriction Syndrome And PEC Massage

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Diane Wiessinger

There has been much research on the various causes of nipple and breast pain in the lactating mother. In recent years, evidence has been brought to light to suggest that some of the more common causes of pain, may not actually be involved or as involved as previously thought.

Our research has suggested that much breast and nipple pain is either: referred from traumatised nipples, vasospasm that radiates, or is a result of muscle tension in the pectoralis area - now identified as Mammary Constriction Syndrome.

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Edith Kernerman  IBCLC
1 L CERPs / 1 Lactation Specific Hours
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One week
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Edith is an IBCLC and clinician in Toronto, and is the co-founder and President of the International Breastfeeding Centre (IBC), co-founder and Clinic Director of the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic &Institute, (NBCI), senior faculty at IBC’s Centre for Breastfeeding Studies, and an IBLCE pathway 3 mentor.

Her focus special interest is the development and treatment of a newly described pathology, Mammary Constriction Syndrome.