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Challenge your t hinking
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Sydney: Monday, 24 February 2014
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Dr Alison Hazelbaker
Failure to launch: Working
with the baby who has
difficulty latching, latches
but won’t suck or who won’t
latch at all.
This presentation addresses the
various treatment approaches
to address this infant sucking
dysfunction, including ways
to maintain the milk supply
and support the mother while
the suck problem is being
Brisbane: Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Alison Baum
Best Beginnings – ‘From
Bump to Breastfeeding’ &
‘Small Wonders Change
Dr David Todd
Implementing BFHI for
babies admitted to SCN
Often babies admitted to the SCN
are of low birth weight and require
nutrition via IV or gastric tube.
These babies may be separated
from their mothers from birth.
Can BFHI principles be applied in
this setting?
Dr Alison K. Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST
Dr. Hazelbaker maintains a private practice in Columbus, Ohio.
She has been a La Leche League Leader for over 30 years and
a practising lactation consultant for nearly 30 years. She
incorporates her special training in Cranio-Sacral Therapy and
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy into her lactation practice. She
authored the “Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function”
and invented the Hazelbaker(TM) FingerFeeder. She is one of
the few lactation consultants who earned a graduate degree in human lactation
(Master’s.) Dr. Hazelbaker also holds a doctorate in Psychology, specialising
in Energetic and Transformational Healing. Dr. Hazelbaker mothered her five
children through long-term breastfeeding and is the proud grandmother of two
breastfed grandchildren, Aidan and Eva.
Dr David Todd, FIMLS, MSc, PhD, MBBS, CCPU
David is Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University
Medical School, and CMO in the Department of Neonatology
at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Babies in Canberra,
Australia. He has been working in Neonatology for 33 years first
as a scientist obtaining a MSc and PhD in Neonatal respiratory
physiology and pathology and then studying medicine to qualify
in 1999. His main areas of interests are 1) infant ventilation and
the development of the newborn lung, 2) retinopathy of prematurity and 3) infant
nutrition including breastfeeding and the treatment of tongue tie in problematic
breastfeeding. He was first trained to divide tongue-ties in Southampton UK in
1999 and then on returning to Westmead Hospital in Sydney in 2002 started up
the practice of tongue-tie division there. He moved to Canberra in 2006 and has
been treating babies with tongue tie and breastfeeding difficulties since that
time. David will discuss in his presentations today the implementation of BFHI in
the SCN and the division of tongue-tie at the Centenary Hospital in Canberra.
Renee Kam, BPhysio, IBCLC, Cert IV Breastfeeding
Education (counselling)
Renee Kam qualified with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from
The University of Melbourne in 2000. She then worked as a
physiotherapist for 6 years, predominantly in the areas of
women’s health, paediatric and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Renee became a mother in 2006 with the birth of her first
daughter, Jessica and then her second daughter, Lara, in
2009. She became an Australian Breastfeeding Association
Breastfeeding Counsellor in 2010 and has run private antenatal baby education
classes since 2008. In 2011 Renee obtained the credential of International Board
Certified Lactation Consultant and has worked in private practice ever since.
In 2013, Renee’s book, The Newborn Baby Manual, was published which covers
the topics that Renee is passionate about; breastfeeding, baby sleep and baby
Morning tea
Renee Kam
What mothers want to know
about breastfeeding: Issues,
case studies and information
from the Australian
Breastfeeding Association
Breastfeeding Helpline
12. 15 Dr Alison Hazelbaker
Assessing and treating infant
sucking problems
Dr David Todd
Tongue ties: Divide and
conquer? When to divide and
prevent an interruption in
Renee Kam
What every lactation
professional needs to know
about formula feeding
From common breastfeeding
concerns (such as milk supply,
sore nipples, blocked ducts,
length and frequency of feeds,
and expressing) to multiple others
– what are mothers really wanting
to know about breastfeeding?
This presentation examines
different types of sucking problems
and their various causes, and
presents a conceptual framework
for working with these problems.
From early 2011 new guidelines
directing clinical management
of TTs have been written in the
Department of Neonatology. Data
suggests that TT should be divided
as soon and clinically possible.
Most mothers want to breastfeed,
but most end up using formula to
some extent in their baby’s first 6
months. This presentation outline
what every lactation professional
needs to know in practical terms
about the use of infant formula.
Alison Baum, MA, MSc
Alison Baum is the CEO and Founder of Best Beginnings,
which she set up in 2006 as a catalyst for change to radically
reduce child health inequalities in the UK. Best Beginnings
works collaboratively, innovatively and from the evidence
base to help parents make positive healthcare choices and
enable professionals to support them. Using her leadership
and executive production experience from her days at the BBC,
Alison has pioneered the development of innovative resources including DVDs, art
and mobile apps to support the emotional and physical transition to parenthood.
Before setting up Best Beginnings, Alison was a producer and director for the BBC.
She made science and health programmes such as Horizon and Animal Hospital.
Alison has an MA from Oxford University in Pure and Applied Biology and an MSc
from UCL in Neuroscience.
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA
Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist, an International
Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the owner and
Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press focusing on
women’s health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a Fellow of the American
Psychological Association in both the Divisions of Health and
Trauma Psychology, and Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Lactation.
She is a founding officer of the American Psychological
Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology, and is currently President-Elect.
She has won several awards including the Outstanding Research Study Award
from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Her websites
are,, www., and
This lecture presents a brief
overview of the epigenetic
implications of maternal gut
health to the breastfeeding dyad.
Morning tea
Dr Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
A new paradigm for
depression in new
mothers: The central role
of inflammation and how
breastfeeding and antiinflammatory treatments
protect maternal mental
Recent research has revealed
a surprising link between
inflammation and depression.
This research tells us why women
are vulnerable to depression in
the last trimester of pregnancy
and postpartum.
Alison Baum
Getting the message across:
Innovative strategies for
health professionals to
support breastfeeding in
younger and disadvantaged
This public health intervention,
designed to engage groups
experiencing the worst inequalities
in health has been co-developed
by parents, professionals and
government agencies to be
effectively embedded into maternity
and health-visiting services.
Jennifer Tow
Gut connection:
Breastfeeding and the
development of the
infant gut.
Dr Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
Weighing in on obesity and
About the seminars
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is excited to
present it’s 2014 Seminar Series ‘Breastfeeding: Challenge
your thinking’.
One day seminars are held around Australia in major capital
cities as well as online. Attend one program at the venue
closest to you and watch the other program online to earn
extra professional development points.
ABA is a Registered Training Authority and has been running
seminars for health professionals for more than 10 years.
Jennifer Tow, BFA, IBCLC
Jennifer practises Holistic Lactation. Currently residing in Paris,
she was in private practice for 12 years in CT, prior to which she
coordinated a hospital-based peer counselor program. Through
Intuitive Parenting Network, LLC and Intuitive Health Network,
Jennifer relies on her 22 years of passionate informationgathering, education and training in holistic practices to
provide lactation consulting, parent education and mentoring
to families. She offers workshops on topics related to infant feeding, attachment
and holistic practices. She focuses on healing infant trauma, the inter-dependent
relationship between maternal and infant gut health and the synergy of maternalinfant physiology, form and function, including tongue-tie. Having established a
reputation for working with parents to resolve complex problems, Jennifer works
with clients internationally, primarily through Skype. She integrates a myriad of
holistic modalities, such as nutrition, herbs, home remedies and energy medicine
in her work.
Jennifer Tow
Breastfeeding and
Best Beginnings is a child health
charity dedicated to reducing
health inequalities across the UK,
giving every baby the best possible
start. This presentation will focus
on ‘From Bump to Breastfeeding’
and the ‘Small Wonders Change
Who should attend these seminars?
Any health professional or breastfeeding supporter working
with breastfeeding families – lactation consultants, maternal
and child health nurses, midwives, paediatric nurses,
dietitians, speech therapists, medical doctors, breastfeeding
counsellors and community educators and allied health
Sponsorship and Trade Exhibitors
The Australian Breastfeeding Association welcomes WHO Code
compliant companies to sponsor this event, or and exhibitors.
For a Sponsorship Prospectus, please email Barb at: info@ or
Phone: 0488 757 334
The breastfeeding relationship
may well reflect this epigenetic
reality in ways we are only
beginning to consider, influencing
the development of personality
and the ability to manage stress
and trauma.
This session also describes
research on the impact of BMI
on breastfeeding, and provides
practical steps for working with
mothers with higher BMIs.
IBCLC CERPs Program 2 Approval No: C21404
IBCLC CERPs Program 1 Approval No: C21401
5.75 L CERPs have been allocated to this program
Pre-exam hours = 5.75
4L, 0.5E & 1.25R CERPs have been allocated to this program
Pre-exam hours = 5.75