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Breastfeeding: Lights, Action... Lactation

MEL: 21st September 2019


Lights, Action… Lactation

Spotlight on developing skills to support breastfeeding in the real world


This conference will explore the physiology, biology and practical aspects of breastfeeding in today’s world. While there is much advice given to breastfeeding mothers, much of it is not evidence based.


This program is intended to be an entry level training for health workers or volunteers working with breastfeeding women. This training will give you a deeper understanding of the breastfeeding dyad and will include practical strategies to support breastfeeding mothers as well as reviewing research on breastfeeding. Problem solving activities will help you to consolidate your learning and skills.


Who is this seminar for?

This seminar is for anyone who is working with breastfeeding families, including:

• Lactation consultants and aspiring lactation consultants

• Midwives and student midwives

• Maternal and Child Health Nurses

• Paediatric nurses

• Dietitians

• Speech Pathologists

• Breastfeeding Counsellors

• Breastfeeding counselors and peer support educators

• Allied health professionals

• Family support workers

• Social workers

Saturday 21 SEPT 2019
08:15 AM Registration opens – Tea/coffee served
08:45 AM Welcome and opening
09:00 AM The breastfeeding mother and baby – Decoded: How breastfeeding works - Barb Glare
09:45 AM Meeting mothers where they are at: Strategies for talking to parents about breastfeeding - Rachel Fuller
10:30 AM Morning tea
11:00 AM Taking an effective lactation history, breastfeeding assessment and feeding plans - Barb Glare
12:00 PM Helping mothers understand infant sleep to support the breastfeeding - Rachel Fuller
01:00 PM Lunch
01:45 PM Breastfeeding multiples - Rachel Fuller
02:30 PM Colic, Reflux, allergies and intolerances – Understanding ways of helping very unsettled babies - Barb Glare
03:15 PM Coffee Break
03:30 PM Cracking the case – Using your skills to solve breastfeeding problems
04:15 PM Close
SPEAKERS: Rachel Fuller, Barb Glare
Rachel Fuller
Rachel Fuller

Rachel Fuller has been supporting families with breastfeeding and early parenting for almost 15 years, initially as a volunteer breastfeeding counsellor with the ABA, prior to certifying as an IBCLC in 2008. Rachel has also undertaken training in infant sleep, child development and nutrition and is also an accredited provider of primary care Triple P (positive parenting program). Rachel is also a certified infant massage instructor. Rachel has worked in a variety of settings that support new parents through the challenges of early parenting, including as facilitator of maternal and child health new parent groups and a playgroup for families affected by post natal depression. Rachel has been an active volunteer for the Australian Breastfeeding Association since 1999 is currently the national President and Chair of the Board, a role she has held since 2011.


Barb Glare

Barb Glare has been an international board Certified Lactation Consultant with more than 18 years experience working at an infant feeding clinic at a large rural hospital. 

She is the president of The Warrnambool Breastfeeding Centre, a registered health promotion charity and Director of the well-known 'Breastfeeding Conferences' which provides education to health professionals around Australia.

Barb is in touch with the issues that face health professionals working with parents and brings a wealth of practical experience and evidence based information to this conference.


IBCLC CERPs and MidPLUS CPDs have been applied for.

LOCATION: Melbourne: Jasper Hotel

489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, VIC, 3000


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