Breastfeeding Clinical Skills Update with Catherine Watson Genna

title border 22nd June 2017

One-day workshop with Catherine Watson Genna, in Canberra (7 August), Melbourne (8 August), Sydney (10 August), and Brisbane (11 August).

This one-day workshop is intended for lactation consultants and others regularly working with breastfeeding mothers.

Workshop dates:

You can download the flyer including the full program here.

Or click here to register online.


** The notes for these workshops are available at this link – . These are only for registrants, so they are password protected. Registrants have been emailed the password, please email us if you can’t find the email (it was sent 31 July).


0800 Registration (please arrive by 0800)

0830-1000 – Evidence Based Lactation Support: Anatomy, Physiology and Function
Recent research has revolutionized our understanding of breast anatomy, the physiology of the control of milk synthesis, optimal positioning, and the infant’s contribution to breastfeeding success. This presentation highlights these new ndings that affect how we support and assist mothers in learning to breastfeed their infants.

1000-1030 Morning Tea (included in fees)

1030-1200 Red Flags
How do you distinguish between harmless temporary issues during lactation and signs and symptoms of serious conditions that require immediate referral to a health professional? This presentation illustrates maternal and infant “red flags” and helps differentiate those that are transient from those that may become dangerous.

1200-1300 Lunch (included in fees)

1300-1430 Tongue-Tie
We weave our way through the main controversies to focus on what health professionals (especially midwives, lactation consultants and child health nurses) need to know to assess, diagnose and refer.

1430-1600 Interactive Case Studies
This series of case studies provides an entrée to discussion of evaluation and clinical decision making around lactation dif culties. The interventions and outcomes used are revealed after the audience discusses what strategies they might try, and alternative approaches are validated.


The workshop will provide 6 contact hours and you will receive a Statement of Attendance. 6 LCERPS have been allocated to this workshop by the IBLCE. Approval No C21724.


  • Received before 31/3/17 $220
  • Received before 30/6/17 $240
  • Full fee $260

About the Speaker

Catherine Watson Genna has been an IBCLC in private practice in NYC since 1992. She has a special interest in the anatomical, genetic and neurological influences on infant sucking skills, and writes and speaks on these topics. She serves as associate editor of Clinical Lactation. Catherine’s research includes using ultrasound and cervical auscultation to study sucking and suck:swallow coordination in infants with ankyloglossia as well as biomechanical aspects of breastfeeding. She is an avid clinical photographer and the author of Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (Jones and Bartlett Publishers,2016,  2013 and 2008) and Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools (Hale Publishing, 2009).


Dietary Requirements

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