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Lecture Overview

There remains many barriers and much confusion around infant formula - how much, is it needed, and most commonly, which brand is best? This topical presentation will uncover the medical indications for formula feeding, barriers to exclusive breastfeeding, and the safe preparation of the mixture. As a midwife, what practical advice and information can you gain from this session to help you better inform mothers of the facts surrounding infant formula feeding?


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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.




11 Total Rating(s)

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Margaret Campbell
12 Mar 2019

Found information easy to understand and well presented

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Olivia De Ioris
25 Jan 2019

Great lecture about cows milk formula and it’s potential side effects.

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suzanne roslyn mason
07 Jan 2019

it was easy to listen too.

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Melissa Jenkinson
28 Nov 2018

It was interesting. Thank you

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Sarah Stenson
19 Nov 2018

Very useful learning. Thankyou.

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Maureen Huggins
15 Oct 2018

Informative presentation.

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Marie-Therese Shields
11 Sep 2018

Informative and practical

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Susan K March
09 Sep 2018

Good presentation

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Andrea Harwood
06 Sep 2018

A very knowledgeable presenter.

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Caleb Fellowes
03 Sep 2018

Very informative