Breastfeeding Medicine

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Clinical pearl: Break up plugged ducts with an electric toothbrush

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Sometimes using the flat side of an electric toothbrush over a superficial duct plug in the breast helps them break up, a poor man’s ultrasound therapy. -Amy Evans, California

At ABM’s 2010 Intenational Meeting, members from around the world submitted their breastfeeding clinical pearls and mythbusters. We’ll be sharing the Top Ten winners on the blog this week. Clinical pearls reflect the opinions of individual ABM members, not the organization as a whole.

For comprehensive, evidenced-based guidelines on breastfeeding management, check out ABM’s Clinical Protocols.

Written by bfmed

November 4, 2010 at 8:37 am

Posted in Mythbusters

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  1. Thank you, Amy Evans, for your fantastic idea! I have passed your electic toothbrush tip along to my patients, and colleagues. I suggest using a new toothbrush;)
    Thanks again!

    Jody Segrave-Daly

    November 17, 2010 at 7:50 am


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