Low level laser therapy for breastfeeding problems

Breastfeed Rev. 2016 Jul;24(2):27-31.


Breast and nipple pain, nipple damage and mastitis are common reasons given by women for their early cessation of breastfeeding. There are a limited number of effective therapies available to support healing of damaged nipples during lactation. Low level laser therapy is a painless treatment, which appears to accelerate wound healing and ease pain. We present two case studies, which demonstrate the use of low level laser therapy in clinical practice.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Breast Diseases / etiology
  • Breast Diseases / radiotherapy*
  • Breast Feeding / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Low-Level Light Therapy / methods*
  • Nipples / radiation effects*
  • Pain Management / methods
  • Pain Measurement
  • Treatment Outcome