Friday, February 25, 2011

Breastfeeding: Together we do better

One of my favourite events each year is the ABA breastfeeding seminars for health professionals and those working with breastfeeding women in the community. Over the years I have been able to see and hear wonderful international speakers and the upcoming event next month is no exception.

The deadline for registrations is this week and you really don't want to miss out - and don't worry if you aren't in the capital cities or even in Australia, because the best bit is that the seminars are also available online! This means you can download and watch on your very own computer anywhere in the world AND you get speakers from both programs!

One speaker I am really looking forward to is Dr Alison Steube (USA) on Why does it hurt? An approach to breastfeeding-associated pain and Yes we can! Transitioning home for breastfeeding success, because my everyday work both at the Breastfeeding Centre and as a volunteer on the Breastfeeding Helpline can really be summed up with these two topics. 

Alison's post Is breastfeeding promotion bad for mothers? has me really looking forward to hearing her speak, as she focuses on better support from the community as being key to increasing breastfeeding success for individual mothers. 

Hurry and register now for Program 1 of the Australian Breastfeeding Association's Breastfeeding: Together we do better seminars. Program 1 is available in Hobart Saturday 5 March, Melbourne Monday 7 March, Canberra Tuesday 8 March and Brisbane Wednesday 9 March.

Registrations are closing very soon:

Hobart - Saturday 26 February
Melbourne - Monday 28 February
Canberra - Tuesday 1 March
Brisbane - Wednesday 2 March

Don't miss out on hearing fantastic international speakers including:

Prof Lesley Barclay (Australia) on
Professionalising breastfeeding; Introducing risk

Dr Alison Steube (USA) on
Why does it hurt? An approach to breastfeeding-associated pain; and
Yes we can! Transitioning home for breastfeeding success

David Clark (USA) on
Protecting Breastfeeding through implementation of the International Code: What’s law got to do with it?; and
Formula for disaster: attempts to undermine the Code in the Philippines

Dr Foteini Hassiotou (Australia)
The role of breastfeeding in preventing obesity. Breastmilk is both cellular and nutritional.

Click here for more information on the seminar

Click here to register now

Can't make it to the venue? Click here for information about our online seminar

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