Teach Important Breastfeeding Skills with the Lactation Simulation Models
Hand Expression of Colostrum
Breastfeeding initiation in the first 24 hours after delivery is critical to ensuring long-term success. Learning breast milk hand expression with the Lactation Simulation Models builds mothers’ confidence and ensures the newborn is exclusively breastfed from the beginning.
Comprehensive Perinatal Breast Exam Training
Physicians and nurses can learn to identify and manage common lactation-related conditions like milk blebs, ectopic tissue, and mastitis. Learning about common, unusual, or abnormal nipple shapes and breast pathologies ensures health providers can help mothers meet their breastfeeding goals.
Breast Massage & Pumping Techniques
Many mothers stop breastfeeding due to breast pain or low milk production. The LiquidGoldConcept LSM is the only breastfeeding simulator that can be used to practice alleviating plugged ducts or engorgement. Health providers can support working mothers by teaching them hands-on pumping techniques with the LSM.
Practice Culturally-Competent Breastfeeding Counseling Skills
Over half of all infants in the United States qualify for support from the USDA WIC program. Healthcare providers and students need to feel comfortable and confident in their ability to support families from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
Hands-On Pumping Strategies for Going Back to Work
Many mothers want to know how to efficiently express breast milk while at work so they can continue to breastfeed for at least a year.
Example Scenario: Your patient is four months postpartum and planning on returning to work in two weeks. She wants to learn about efficient pumping strategies and milk storage options to help achieve her goal of breastfeeding for at least two years.
Potential Settings: WIC clinic, outpatient primary care or pediatric office, community group
LSM Skills: Breast pump setup and flange-sizing, hands-on pumping techniques
Differential Diagnosis for Persistent Breast Pain
Persistent breast pain during lactation can be musculoskeletal, inflammatory, infectious, or even malignant in origin. Performing a careful breast exam and observing a breastfeed to ensure the latch is appropriate are always good first steps.
Example Scenario: Your patient has been experiencing severe breast pain for the last week. While performing a breast exam, you notice that both breasts have multiple lumps, the left nipple is flat and cracked, and one quadrant of the breast is red, warm, and fluctuant.
Potential Settings: Emergency room, primary care or pediatric clinic, WIC office
LSM Skills: Assessment and management of nipple damage, breast lumps, and breast pain