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Working with women who... Series 4 - Navigating Breastfeeding Challenges - Afternoon Session
Joy Anderson BSc (Nutrition) PostGradDipDiet Cert IV Breastfeeding Education. Joy was an IBCLC and has been an active volunteer ABA counsellor since 1987. She worked part-time as a LC in private practice. In 2013, Joy was awarded an OA for her service to the community through work for the ABA. In 2008, she qualified as a dietitian. Joy has special interests in all aspects of infant feeding and food intolerances in general, and in particular adverse food reactions in breastfed babies. When she ran a private practice in Perth she was the only dietitian and IBCLC in private practice in Australia focusing on adverse food reactions in breastfed infants. Joy published a book about food-sensitive babies in 2016, which she more recently updated with a second edition.

Let's Examine the Evidence for Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Surgical Treatment
Lois Wattis’ 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. In 2007 Lois accepted the role of Clinical Midwife LC providing support to breastfeeding mothers across all areas of the hospital as well as lactation education of staff. Lois contributed to the development of most lactation policies including a Workplace Instruction guiding evidence-based assessment and treatment of Ankyloglossia, culminating in Lois becoming accredited to independently assess infant tongue tie and perform scissors frenotomy. Lois now provides a private Lactation Consultancy service 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”.

How the Multi-Disciplinary Team can support Breastfeeding
Sonja, Alison and Kay work together at Growlife Medical in Brisbane. The philosophy at the heart of Growlife is improving health through connection. Dr Sonja Morgan is a GP/IBCLC. Her passion lies with maternal and child health care and she is an experienced practitioner in infant sleep/settling and breastfeeding and frequently receives referrals from her GP and Paediatrician colleagues to assist in managing more complex cases including frenotomy and lactation induction.
Alison Chambers is an Endorsed Midwife/RN (Paeds/Child health) and provides antenatal/and postnatal care embedded in general practice along with child health services. Alison is an Endorsed Midwife and has a breadth of experience in antenatal, postnatal and infant care.
Kay Whitby is a Registered Nurse and breastfeeding counsellor with decades of experience in early life care and feeding support. She is an active member of the Australian Breastfeeding Association and runs the embedded parents group and child health drop in clinic at Growlife Medical.

Women with gestational diabetes mellitus and how to
plan for a successful breastfeeding experience
Dr Sharon Perrella is a Research Fellow at the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group, The University of Western Australia. Sharon has a clinical background with a special interest in preterm breastfeeding and milk production. Since PhD graduation Sharon has used ultrasound and intraoral vacuum measurement to examine sucking dynamics and suck-swallow-breathe coordination, while her current work focuses on the identification and management of women at risk of reduced breastfeeding duration.

Facilitating Autonomy for Breastfeeding
Candace Reynaud. I am a registered midwife for the past 6 years who has worked within a continuity model of care for 5 years at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. To further support women and baby's breastfeeding journeys I become an IBCLC. I am the owner of Beautifully Natural Midwifery, a private midwifery service that is supporting home birth. Continuity is my passion to further improving outcomes which further supports the postnatal period and breastfeeding journey.
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Joy Anderson - Lois Wattis - Dr Sonja Morgan - Alison Chambers - Kay Whitby - Dr Sharon Perrella - Candace Reynaud

Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Duration: 170 Minutes

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