ABM Clinical Protocol #26: Persistent Pain with Breastfeeding

Breastfeed Med. 2016 Mar;11(2):46-53. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2016.29002.pjb. Epub 2016 Feb 16.


A central goal of The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is the development of clinical protocols for managing common medical problems that may impact breastfeeding success. These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical care. Variations in treatment may be appropriate according to the needs of an individual patient.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Breast Feeding* / adverse effects
  • Breast Feeding* / methods
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperalgesia / etiology*
  • Hyperalgesia / physiopathology
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Mastitis / complications*
  • Mastitis / physiopathology
  • Mothers*
  • Nipples / injuries*
  • Nipples / physiopathology
  • Pain Measurement