Case Report of the Management of Milk Blebs

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      The formation of a milk bleb during breastfeeding is frequently associated with nipple pain that may affect the breastfeeding success of the mother–infant dyad. Early cessation of breastfeeding may occur when pain is ongoing. Timely evaluation and diagnosis and effective management are imperative to prevent tissue damage and lingering symptoms. In this case report, we evaluate the unique challenges of the diagnosis and management of milk blebs, including nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment.


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      Sarah Obermeyer, PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC, IBCLC, is an associate professor and the Entry-Level Masters Program Department Chair, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, and a certified nurse-midwife, Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.


      Shima Shiehzadegan, BSN, is a Master of Science in Nursing student, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.