10 Steps to BFHI
Jill Hanson has been an IBCLC since 1994. She completed a Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Health Nursing in 1998 and a Master of Clinical Midwifery in 2008. Jill has recently retired after 40 + years in nursing, midwifery and lactation consultancy. In 2003, Jill became the inaugural CNC Lactation Consultant at the Launceston General Hospital (LGH). The LGH has 1700 births per year, and has been continuously BFHI accredited since 2005. Jill convened the BFHI Tas. Committee in 1996, continuing today as a Committee member and accredited Assessor and Educator. She is a Foundation Member of the LCANZ, being Director and Treasurer from 2010 - 2013.
Indigenous Women and Breastfeeding
Debbie Key is a Registered Nurse/Midwife/Child and Family Health Nurse. The last 4 years, Debbie was the Clinical Midwife Specialist for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternal Infant Health Strategies (AMIHS) at Moree Community Health and outreach clinics where she saw all women as AMIHS and was the only midwifery service provide in these communities. Debbie says that her ultimate goal is to contribute to the longevity of First Nations people in our communities, by improving health outcomes for women and their babies.
Red Cross Milk Bank
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.
Kathleen Halliday (she/her) is an ABA Breastfeeding Counsellor, Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Dietitian (AdvAPD), with extensive experience working with families. Kathleen has worked predominately publicly in community health as well as privately and in tertiary education. She currently works as a Lactation Consultant in a major public hospital in Melbourne. As a graduate researcher through the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health, and Society at La Trobe University, she is currently exploring lactation care for trans and gender diverse individuals. Having been involved in the development in the ABA LGBTQIA+ resource, creating and tech hosting the pilot LGBT Breastfeeding Education Live classes, she is excited to support midwives in their work with rainbow families.
How to use a Breastpump effectively
Dr Danielle Prime 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 IBCLC of nearly 20 years. She currently works 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. 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.