Breastfeeding: Assessment and Support Workshop – Tour (REGISTRATIONS CLOSED)

Christina Smillie


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Note: this is an archived listing for an old event. For current CAPERS events see the Events tab above, or this link.

Dr Christina Smillie will present a one-day  workshop for midwives, lactation consultants, breastfeeding counsellors and others working with breastfeeding mothers.

Dates & Venues 


Program Times 

In Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra registration is from 0800hrs, and Dr Smillie will speak from 0830-1600 with morning tea and lunch breaks included in the registration fee. In Brisbane, registration is from 0800, Dr Smillie speaks from 0900-1700 with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea breaks included in the fee.

You can download the flyer including the full program here.

Registration Fees

  • Earlybird fee $240 (registration and payment must be received by 1700hrs on 31 March 2017)
  • Standard fee $260 (this is also the fee for payment by purchase order).

Full-time midwifery students can claim a 25% discount off the relevant fee at the time they register (whether this is extra earlybird, earlybird or standard). To claim, just enter the discount code/coupon STUDENT in the shopping cart when registering online. We then also need you to email us a photo/scan of your student ID or other documentation prior to the event and you need to be a full-time student at the time of the Conference.

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. 6L 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 fee to reissue this.

Dietary Requirements

If you have dietary requirements, please ensure that you have selected this from the drop-down options and if necessary written in the Additional Information field of the Shopping Cart.

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 (closed now).

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Program (Note: Times in Brisbane are slightly different – Dr Smillie will start at 0900 and the day finishes at 1700. In Brisbane, there are morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch breaks.)
Breastfeeding: What do hands have to do with it?
We’ll look at how mothers and babies use their hands instinctively while breastfeeding, and describe several manual techniques 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
Clinical pearls: Using magnification, soft palpation, and the rolling manoeuver to evaluate nipples. Distinguishing a healthy normal posterior frenulum from a restrictive one. Why a strong suck is not necessarily a good one…
Nipple pain
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.