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Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic Ultrasound offered in Colorado Springs, CO

At Newma, we understand that breastfeeding can sometimes come with its own set of challenges. That's why our dedicated team is proud to offer therapeutic ultrasound as an effective treatment for breastfeeding difficulties. Our skilled professionals, consisting of international board-certified lactation consultants, possess extensive expertise in utilizing therapeutic ultrasound techniques specifically tailored to address the unique needs of breastfeeding mothers.

What is therapeutic ultrasound for breastfeeding difficulties?

Therapeutic ultrasound is a non-invasive and safe procedure that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to treat breastfeeding difficulties. It is a specialized approach designed to address challenges faced by breastfeeding mothers, such as insufficient milk supply, engorgement, blocked milk ducts, or mastitis.

How does therapeutic ultrasound work?

Therapeutic ultrasound works by delivering high-frequency sound waves to the affected breast tissue. These sound waves penetrate deep into the tissue, stimulating cellular activity and promoting healing. The gentle vibrations generated by the ultrasound waves can improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation, and facilitate tissue repair, ultimately alleviating breastfeeding difficulties.

Is therapeutic ultrasound painful?

No, therapeutic ultrasound is generally painless. During the procedure, a trained lactation consultant will use a handheld device to apply the ultrasound waves to the breast. Most individuals describe the sensation as a warm and soothing experience. It is important to note that therapeutic ultrasound should only be performed by qualified healthcare providers.

Who can benefit from therapeutic ultrasound for breastfeeding difficulties?

Therapeutic ultrasound can benefit breastfeeding mothers who are experiencing challenges such as low milk supply, engorgement, blocked milk ducts, mastitis, or other breastfeeding-related issues. It is particularly helpful for those who have not found relief through other interventions or methods and are seeking an alternative treatment option.

Are there any side effects or risks associated with therapeutic ultrasound?

Therapeutic ultrasound is generally considered safe when performed by trained professionals. It is a non-invasive procedure and does not involve radiation or major risks. However, it is important to consult with a lactation consultant before undergoing therapeutic ultrasound to ensure it is suitable for your specific situation. The consultant will assess any contraindications or precautions based on your medical history.

How many sessions of therapeutic ultrasound are typically needed? 

The number of therapeutic ultrasound sessions required can vary depending on the individual and the severity of the breastfeeding difficulties. In some cases, a single to a few sessions may be sufficient to achieve the desired results, while others may require a more extended treatment plan. Your lactation consultant will assess your progress and tailor the treatment accordingly.

Can therapeutic ultrasound be combined with other breastfeeding support methods?

Yes, therapeutic ultrasound can be used in conjunction with other breastfeeding support methods. In fact, it is often integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan that may include techniques to improve latch, positioning, and milk transfer, as well as education and counseling on breastfeeding practices. The combination of therapeutic ultrasound with other support methods enhances the overall effectiveness of the treatment.