Fitting Breast Shields: Determining the Correct Breast Shield Size

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This one-hour online course describes the process of properly fitting breast shields.  It includes a review of the ultrasound work of Dr. Donna Geddes regarding the anatomy of the lactating breast and describes how milk removal is hindered by ill-fitting breast shields.  

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  • Nursing - 1.0 Contact Hours


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify location of milk storage within the breast.
  • Define the function of the milk ducts.
  • Describe what happens during a milk ejection.
  • Define the amount of glandular tissue that lies close to the nipple.
  • Describe what happens to milk ducts when a too small breast shield is used.
  • Identify the pumping results when using a correctly fitted breast shield.
  • Describe the steps in determining a correct breast shield size.
  • Identify when a different breast shield size is needed.

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