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Lecture Overview

As much as most women would exclusively like to breastfeed their infants, for a multitude of reasons, this scenario doesn't always eventuate. But there are alternatives. Join Heather Harris, breastfeeding specialist, to learn about tried and tested methods of feeding at the breast or feeding breastmilk that will arm you with a suite of practical interventions for your practice.


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Heather Harris

Heather Harris first qualified as a midwife in 1970 and has worked in all areas of midwifery practice over the intervening years. She has served on a number of professional committees over the years, including ACMI (Vic) and ALCA (now LCANZ). She was involved in the successful BFHI accreditation for Mitcham Private Hospital, the RWH, and Box Hill hospital. She is a breastfeeding specialist who first qualified as an IBCLC in 1991. She has also been involved in the education of health professionals, presenting in all States of Australia, as well as in the US and Hong Kong. Since 2001, Heather has served as a midwife with Doctors Without Borders in the Ivory Coast, South Sudan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. She currently has her own private practice in lactation consultancy.




9 Total Rating(s)

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Maura Penn
15 Feb 2019

Fascinating video reviewing alternative feeding methods not commonly practiced but that could be introduced to assist mothers on their breastfeeding journey.

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suzanne roslyn mason
09 Feb 2019

the speaker gave her opinion often.

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Claire Parry
18 Jan 2019

Learnt a lot of new techniques for feeding infants

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Pru Talbot
05 Sep 2018

Interesting and good tips. The information regarding the haebermann bottle lines was around the wrong way. The shortest line is the slowest flow. The longest is the fastest flow when squeezed.

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Sue Carn
27 Aug 2018

Interesting and helpful lecture, well worth listening too.

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Michelle brain
19 Aug 2018

Fantastic I loved every minute of it

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Roberta Page
17 Aug 2018

A worthwhile presentation for those working in Midwifery but also for those working outside of mainstream Midwifery who may not have regular exposure to alternative feeding practices yet encounter breastfeeding women on a regular basis.

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Samantha Smith
16 Aug 2018

Worth a look for sure all you gorgeous midwives.

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Susan K March
15 Aug 2018

Excellent presentation. Very informative