Breast and nipple pain during breastfeeding – Prevention and care

(Pijn aan borst en tepels tijdens de borstvoeding - preventie en verzorging)

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Sore and sensitive nipples are one of the most commonly cited causes for new mothers to stop breastfeeding. We review how to identify causes and describe effective prevention and treatment methods.

Learning objectives

  • Identify frequent causes of nipple pain and tenderness while breastfeeding 
  • Describe effective prevention and treatment solutions for nipple pain and tenderness. 

Event details

Date          16. June 2022

Duration    1 hour

Language  Dutch

Time          16:00 – 17:00 (CEST)

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This webinar is free of charge


Nienke van den Ende, Lactation Consultant, Medela

Nienke van den Ende Lactation Consultant, Medela

Nienke van den Ende has been a certified lactation consultant IBCLC since 2012. In addition to her training as an obstetrics nurse, she further specialized as a lactation expert. For many years she worked with passion in the OVLG-West Hospital in Amsterdam. She also works as an independent lactation consultant where she guides young families at home. Since 2018 she has been working at Medela, where she is involved in the translation of scientific research for the Dutch and Belgian market, training and education of birth care professionals on lactation protocols and quality improvement processes. Nienke is a member of the NVL and the VSBB.

Ferial Bekker, Education Manager, Medela

Ferial Bekker Education Manager, Medela

Ferial Bekker is Education Manager and has been working at Medela since 2005. She completed the Lactation Specialist training at the Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg in Hasselt. She obtained her certificate in 2011. Since she has no medical background she is not officially certified as IBCLC. In daily practice, she uses her knowledge and extensive experience in the development of training and education for employees and professionals, based on the scientific research facilitated by Medela. Furthermore, she is involved in the development and implementation of various educational and quality programs at Medela.