Use of Gel Dressings and Nipple Creams During Lactation
OTC, prescription, and herbal product
Countless topical products available today claim to aid in healing nipple pain and trauma. Are you confident in your ability to advise your clients on which one to choose–or whether a gel or cream is actually indicated for them at all? After this course, you will be.
Leslie Southard, pharmacist and Certified Breastfeeding Specialist with a career focus on medication during lactation, walks you through the many gel dressings and nipple creams marketed to new parents, both over-the-counter and by prescription. She explains the ingredients, effects, and indications for use, as well as concerns and contraindications. Southard also covers compounds, herbal preparations, and non-pharmacological tools for nipple pain and trauma (silverettes, shells, and low-laser therapy). Most importantly, Southard clarifies the need to find and address the root cause of nipple pain and trauma.
After this research-based class, you will know how and when a gel or ointment belongs in your client’s care plan and how to use it judiciously as part of an overall strategy for your client’s comfort and lactation success.
- 1.0 L-CERPs - from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners - IBLCE
- 1.0 Nursing Contact Hours - from the American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
- 1.0 CMEs - from The Interstate Post Graduate Medical Association - IPMA