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Pain during lactation is the first reason to stop breastfeeding. When usual known aids are ineffective, osteopathic treatment is a possible way to decrease the pain and improve the quality and the duration of lactation. The aim of this study is to compare usual known aids alone and usual known aids added to osteopathic treatment of the baby and the mother. The primary outcome is the lactation rate (exclusive or partial) at 1 month after birth


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Breastfeeding is recognized to be essential for childhood health and public health. The first reason to stop breastfeeding before the second month after birth is pain during lactation. The second reason to stop breastfeeding is back-to-work, generally two months after birth. Few years ago, osteopathic treatment has been introduced at maternity hospital of Bordeaux when usual known aids are ineffective. The osteopathic treatment is completely integrated in the maternity hospital of Bordeaux but no strong evaluation is available in literature. A pilot evaluation on 27 patients showed a good effectiveness of osteopathic treatment on breastfeeding at 1 months ½ after birth (85% of patients) Breast pain decreased or disappeared after the osteopathic treatment. Another evaluation showed a small rate of lactation (15% of patients) in a non treated group at 1 month ½. In the present study, osteopathic treatment will be added to usual known aids for 40 mother-newborn dyads when pain during lactation is greater than 7 (0 to 10 scale). The experimental group will be compared with 40 "non treated" mother-newborn dyads (only usual known aids in routine care). Among other, breastfeeding and pain during lactation will be evaluated at the maternity hospital discharge and will be repeated at 1 month after birth. ;


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NCT number NCT05185323
Study type Interventional
Source University Hospital, Bordeaux
Contact Christophe Elleau, MD
Phone +335 57 82 05 48
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date January 15, 2022
Completion date February 15, 2023