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Dr Danielle Prime
Danielle completed her PhD in biochemistry in 2010 at The University of Western Australia with Professor Peter Hartmann and the Human Lactation Research Group. The focus of her research has been understanding more about the basic physiology of human lactation, in particular the milk ejection patterns of mothers and the dynamics of milk removal with a breast pump. With peer-reviewed publications on the topics of breastshields, double pumping and principles for maintaining or increasing milk production, Danielle aims to provide clinicians and mothers' evidence-based, practical knowledge.
Linda Deys is a midwife of over 30 years’ experience and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant of nearly 20 years. She currently works for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local health District on the south coast of NSW as CMC Lactation Support. Linda completed her Master of Primary Maternity Care at Griffith University in 2017 and is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Wollongong, seeking to understand the experience of women who have been separated unnecessarily from their baby after caesarean section. Linda is a member and secretary of the NSW State BFHI Reference group and recently supported 2 hospitals within the health district to attain their first BFHI accreditation. She is passionate about the role of midwives in supporting women to achieve their breastfeeding goals, particularly by normalising newborn behaviours and the management of common breastfeeding problems.
Lois’ career spans 25 years working in both hospital and community settings, achieving accreditation as an Independently Practising Midwife in 2002 and an IBCLC in 2004. Lois has authored numerous articles published in professional journals nationally and internationally, and her outstanding contribution to Midwifery was formally recognised in 2006 with a Fellow of Australian College of Midwives awarded at The International Congress of Midwives, Brisbane.
In 2007 Lois accepted the role of Clinical Midwife Lactation Consultant with Sunshine Coast Health Service providing support to breastfeeding mothers across all areas of the hospital as well as lactation education of staff. The maintenance of collaborative relationships with Neonatologist, Speech Pathologists, Obstetricians and Allied Health Clinicians was fundamental to her role. Lois contributed to the development of most lactation policies including a Workplace Instruction guiding evidence-based assessment and treatment of Ankyloglossia (infant tongue tie), culminating in Lois becoming accredited to independently assess infant tongue tie and perform scissors frenotomy.
Now semi-retired, Lois provides a private Lactation Consultancy service on the Sunshine Coast Qld which includes a weekly Tongue Tie clinic in collaboration with a Paediatric ENT. Lois is the author of “New Baby 101 – A Midwife’s Guide for New Parents”.
Oceane Campbell is a midwife at John Hunter Hospital. She graduated with the university medal in 2015 and alongside clinical work has tutored and lectured on a casual basis at the University of Newcastle and UTS. Oceane has written a number of articles for ACM and CAPEA publications and presented at conferences about continuity of care experiences for students and caring for same sex couples and refugee women.
Oceane has three children with her wife and has donated over 750 litres of breastmilk over the last 4 years. Oceane has recently written a book "The silence between us" published by Hardie Grant in 2021. She also enjoys writing on issues of consent, decision making and feminism in relation to childbirth and maternity care. Oceane has previously completed a Bachelor of Honours in Psychology and worked in corporate advisory and policy.
Chris Sulfaro is the National Milk Operations Manager with Australian Red Cross Lifeblood. Chris’s background is nursing – she is a Registered Nurse, with post graduate qualifications in Midwifery and Perinatal Intensive Care Nursing. Chris also holds a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Management and a Master of Health Management. Chris is excited to be able to use her NICU nursing and management experience to lead Lifeblood Milk on this amazing journey that has had far reaching effects on the lives of premature babies and their families across Australia.