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Webinar: Breastfeeding Insight

1 September - Extended! Jan 31st 2021



Streaming Online: September 1st. – December 31st., 2020.


Earlybird Registration Discounts end September 13th.  


Participating in our new conference 'Breastfeeding Insight' provides an indepth understanding of current topics in breastfeeding and human lactation.


This online conference brings together a faculty of leading experts from Australia and around the world and draws together the thread of issues that face breastfeeding families and those who work with them


Online conferences represent a cost effective and environmentally sustainable way of gaining education. We bring this learning experience right to your device – phone, tablet, laptop or computer.


IBCLC CERPS Approval Number  C202055

17 L CERPs have been allocated to this program
17 ACM CPDs allocated to this program

Breastfeeding Insight 2020 Webinar
06:30 AM A 3D microscopic journey through breast development and function - Caleb Dawson
07:30 AM Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD): Infant and milk perspectives - Mary Wlodek
08:30 AM Impact of pregnancy complications on lactation and infant outcomes: Milk origins - Mary Wlodek
09:30 AM Breastfeeding the brave: Stories and solutions for breastfeeding critically ill infants - Lyndsey Hookway
10:30 AM Weaning occurs earlier for infants with in-hospital formula feeding - Marcia Burton McCoy and Pamela Heggie
11:30 AM Breastfeeding through separation: The Australian court’s verdict - Dr Renae Barker
12:30 PM Breastfeeding in the context of drug and alcohol use - Julie Blandthorn and Mary Lazzaro
01:30 PM Recognising allergy issues in breastfed babies - Robyn Noble
02:30 PM Skin problems in the breastfeeding woman: An approach to diagnosis and management - Linda Martin
03:30 PM Working with LGBTIQ+ families in the perinatal period - Jess Permezel
04:30 PM Breastfeeding aversion: What is it? - Melissa Morns
05:30 PM Milk & cookies? – Biscuits? Food? – What do lactating mothers really need? - Evelyn Volders
06:30 PM Infant feeding in Australia’s Black Summer and COVID-19 - Dr Karleen Gribble
07:30 PM Supporting families through the tongue tie journey - Meg Nagle
08:30 PM Infant mental health and the unsettled baby - Louise Shalders
09:30 PM Nursing strikes: Child development, child temperament and breastfeeding - Jan Tedder
10:30 PM Supporting mothers who express - Justine Van Der Watt
11:33 PM End
SPEAKERS: Jan Tedder, Meg Nagle, Lyndsey Hookway, Caleb Dawson, Mary Wlodek, Marcia Burton McCoy, Pamela Heggie, Dr Renae Barker, Julie Blandthorn, Mary Lazzaro, Robyn Noble, Linda Martin, Jess Permezel, Melissa Morns, Evelyn Volders, Dr Karleen Gribble, Louise Shalders, Justine Van Der Watt
Jan Tedder
Jan Tedder

Jan Tedder is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) where she works as a nurse practitioner and lactation consultant and teaches family physician residents.  A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Charlotte, Ms. Tedder has worked with young families in primary care for decades. She has developed lactation and well child programs, created parent education outreach projects, and consulted with both parents and professionals on critical lactation and child development issues. Ms. Tedder created HUG Your Baby, winner of the National Health Information Award and the World Wide Web Health Award. HUG Your Baby’s website, blog and parent education resources are now used in over 100 countries around the world.  She has published HUG research and program descriptions in peer-reviewed journals, lectured internationally on issues related to infants and families, and created well-received online training for midwives, nurses, childbirth educators, lactation specialists, and doulas. Ms. Tedder was inducted into the International Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing and was chosen as the North Carolina (USA) Maternal-Child Health Nurse of the Year. 



Meg Nagle
BA Psychology, IBCLC

In between breastfeeding her youngest boy, chasing after her oldest two boys, blogging and occasionally sleeping; Meg works with women to help them reach their breastfeeding goals. Meg has a degree in Psychology and was a La Leche League Leader (breastfeeding counsellor) for seven years before becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and her prior work was in counselling and sexual health. She writes frequently on her website about all things breastfeeding, is a guest blogger and has published articles in “Nurture Parenting Magazine” and “Natural Mother Magazine”. Needless to say she passionate about helping women reach their breastfeeding goals and loves helping to get the word out about how women can do this! She places a huge emphasis on sharing evidenced based research without the sugary coating.


Lyndsey Hookway
Lyndsey Hookway

Lyndsey is an experienced Londontrained Paediatric Nurse, Health Visitor, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Holistic Sleep Coach and Birth Trauma Recovery Practitioner, with almost 20 years experience working with infants, children and families in hospitals, clinics, and the community.

Lyndsey runs a busy International private practice offering one-toone specialist support to families. She especially enjoys supporting families by bringing together infant feeding support, mental health and sleep optimization.

Lyndsey is the author of Holistic Sleep Coaching and the co-founder of the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program – an international online program aiming to educate health, lactation, childcare and sleep professionals about the importance of evidence-based, gentle care of babies and children.


Caleb Dawson

Caleb studied science at the University of Melbourne before doing his honours year at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute on platelet biogenesis with Dr Samir Taoudi. He recently completed his PhD in the breast cancer laboratory at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute with Professor Jane Visvader, Dr Anne Rios and Professor Geoff Lindeman.


Mary Wlodek
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD.

Mary Wlodek is a tenured Professor in the Department of Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne. She graduated with a BSc(Hons) and MSc from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada and  subsequently was awarded her PhD in Physiology from Monash University in Australia.


Marcia Burton McCoy

Marcia has been an IBCLC since 2000. She was coordinator of the Hennepin County Peer Breastfeeding Support Program from 2005 to 2015. Marcia obtained an MPH in Maternal/Child Health from the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health in 2015 and now works as an epidemiologist with the MDH WIC Program.


Pamela Heggie
Pamela Heggie

Dr. Heggie is both a pediatrician and lactation consultant and she practices general pediatrics and breastfeeding medicine at Central Pediatrics in Roseville, Minnesota, USA. Dr. Heggie is also the Medical Director (volunteer) of the Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota.


Dr Renae Barker
Dr Renae Barker
BecLLB Murd, PhD W.Aust

Renae graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor’s degree in law with honours and Bachelor’s degree in economics. She subsequently completed her PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2014.


Julie Blandthorn
Clinical Midwife Consultant

Julie is a Clinical Midwife Consultant at the Women’s Alcohol and Drug Service (WADS) based at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. Julie is a registered nurse and completed her midwifery training at the Royal Women’s Hospital.


Mary Lazzaro
Clinical Midwife Consultant

Mary has worked as a midwife with pregnant women with alcohol and drug issues, both at The Women’s Alcohol & Drug Service at The Women’s Hospital and at Sunshine Hospital for over 20 years. She is also a registered nurse and psychiatric nurse.


Robyn Noble
DMLT, BAppSc (MedSc), IBCLC.

Robyn has a Bachelor Degree in Medical Science and an Associate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology. She has held a Postgraduate Certification in Lactation Consultancy from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners since 1990. Robyn Noble runs Bayside Breastfeeding Clinic.


Linda Martin
BA, BSc(Med), MBBS, MMed, FACD.

Linda graduated in Medicine with first class Honours from the University of New South Wales in 2003. She undertook her dermatology training in Sydney and completed her fellowship at St John’s Institute for Diseases of the Skin in London. Linda is a Staff Specialist Paediatric Dermatologist at Sydney Children’s Hospital and Director of Dermatology Services at Melanoma Institute Australia.


Jess Permezel

Jess is a queer parent, midwife and childbirth educator. With a background in community development and organising, Jess is dedicated to the pursuit of social justice and is passionate about health equality and midwifery continuity of care. Jess works as a midwife in the public system and teaches LGBTIQ+ specific childbirth education. Pronouns: She/Her or They/Them.


Melissa Morns
BHSc(Nat), MPH(Nut).

Melissa Morns is a Doctoral student currently researching the phenomena of breastfeeding aversion at the University of Technology Sydney with co-supervision from Western Sydney University. Melissa has an undergraduate degree in Naturopathy and a Master of Public Health (Nutrition).


Evelyn Volders
Evelyn Volders
BSc, Grad Dip Diet, Grad Dip Health Ed, Grad Dip Higher Ed, Adv APD

Evelyn has worked for over 30 years as a specialist paediatric dietitian and 20 years as an educator at Monash University. This extensive experience has been utilised in clinical education in many settings including her role as Course Convenor for the Masters of Dietetics.


Dr Karleen Gribble
BRurSc, PhD, Cert IV Breastfeeding Education (Counselling and Community)

Dr Karleen Gribble is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University. She has been involved in policy development and training in the area of infants in emergencies since 2006 and is a world-leading researcher in this area.


Louise Shalders
Louise Shalders
RN Div.1 (paed). RM. MCHN. PIMH. Nat – ongoing

Louise Shalders has worked in the family health sector for more than 30 years. After training as a paediatric nurse, midwife, maternal & child health nurse and perinatal & infant mental health clinician, Louise is now in her final year of Naturopathy at Southern School of Natural Therapies VIC.







Justine Van Der Watt
Justine Van Der Watt

Justine is a Registered Nurse, Endorsed Midwife, and IBCLC. She has worked in Neonatal ICU’s in Perth, Western Australia, and the United Kingdom since 2007. When she gave birth to her daughter in March 2014, she had every intention of breastfeeding well into full time, but it seemed that the universe had a different path for her and she exclusively expressed until her daughter was 10mths. This spurred her on to start her business in March 2016. In late 2017 she started as a lactation consultant in private practice and in May 2019 added private antenatal and postnatal midwifery services. She is an avid traveller and has been to over 80 countries.





IBCLC CERPS Approval Number C202055: 17 L CERPs have been allocated to this program, 17 ACM CPDs allocated to this program.

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