Breastfeeding Workshops with Dr Christina Smillie

title border 8th January 2017

Dates & Venues 

Workshop Registration: 

  • To register for Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane (if you are only attending this workshop, not the Conference) – click here to register
  • Brisbane – if you are also attending The Passage to Motherhood Conference on 11 and/or 12 May – click here to register for this workshop as part of a discounted registration package. The Conference Program is available to download here.

Program Times 

In Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra registration is from 0800hrs. The Workshop itself is from 0830-1600hrs. The Registration Fees include morning tea and lunch.

In Brisbane registration is from 0800hrs. The Workshop itself is from 0900-1700hrs – slightly different as there is an afternoon tea break in Brisbane, same as the other Pre-Conference Workshops and the Conference days.

You can download the flyer including the full program here.

The sessions are:

  • Breastfeeding: What do hands have to do with it? There’s more to breastfeeding than a breast and a mouth: We’ll look at how mothers and babies use their hands instinctively while breastfeeding, and describe several manual techniques helpful for the prevention and treatment of a variety of breastfeeding problems.
  • Sleeping on the job: What late preterm, jaundiced and underweight babies all have in common, and the path to effective breastfeeding. When newborns are sleepy feeders, one problem can lead to another. We’ll look at how flow-dependent feeding creates a vicious cycle that slows milk production, what to do about it, and how to prevent problems in the first place.
  • Examining the lactating breast and the breastfeeding baby: beyond the basics. Clinical pearls in breastfeeding medicine: Using magnification, soft palpation, and the rolling maneuver to evaluate nipples. Distinguishing a healthy normal posterior frenulum from a restrictive one. Why a “strong suck” is not necessarily a good one. And more….
  • Nipple pain: Distinguishing this from that and what to do about it. Yeast isn’t the only cause of nipple pain. We’ll look at a variety of nipple afflictions, their differing histories, exams, and management—from straightforward injuries to complex issues with multiple interacting breastfeeding, breast, nipple, mouth and mother-baby issues.

About the Presenter

Christina Smillie MD FAAP FABM IBCLC, is a paediatrician with nearly 30 years’ experience, and a practice dedicated to supporting breastfeeding mothers. She is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She has two adult children and one grandchild, still thriving on his mama’s milk. Her practice, Breastfeeding Resources, was founded in 1996 and was the first private medical practice in the United States to focus exclusively on the specialty of breastfeeding medicine.  Dr Smillie features in the bestselling DVD Baby-led Breastfeeding.

Continuing Professional Development

The workshop will provide 6 contact hours and you will receive a Statement of Attendance. CERPS have been allocated to this workshop by the IBLCE. Approval No. C21705. 

You must sign in AND out to be entitled to CERPS, the sign-in sheets are sent to IBLCE.

Please ensure you keep your Statement of Attendance, as there is a $20.00 fee to reissue this.

Dietary Requirements

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If your dietary request is not visible on your Tax Invoice (emailed to you automatically after you register), then please email the office. Email the office also if your dietary requirements subsequently change. Requests for special diets close 14 days before events.

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