XL42: Cathy Fetherston: Understanding Mastitis, Current knowledge and new perspectives

Mastitis remains a cause of significant concern for breastfeeding mothers and health professionals who are tasked with assisting them through this difficult experience. This presentation will examine clinical knowledge and evidence related to the aetiology, pathophysiology and management of mastitis during lactation, whilst also exploring recent research that provides new perspectives based on the normal microbiome observed in milk.

Cathy Fetherston
1 L CERP / 1 Pre-IBLCE exam hour
Access period:
One week
Lecture recorded for Health e-Learning

Associate Professor Cathy Fetherston is Head of Nursing in the School of Health Professions at Murdoch University in Western Australia. Cathy has also been an IBCLC since 1992, and worked in a private community hospital lactation clinic until 2010. She still provides continuing breastfeeding education to midwives, lactation consultants and child health nurses and supervises postgraduate students undertaking research into lactation and breastfeeding. Cathy has published a number of papers in the area of mastitis and a book chapter on the immunological protection of the breast.