Selwyn & Christchurch

Health Professional Breastfeeding Education Workshops

Free discovery session by Zoom: 30 minutes with you and your colleagues to discuss options and content to fit your education needs.

Suitable for all health professionals and health workers who support pregnant and breastfeeding families, including:

  • Childbirth Educators & Students
  • Midwives & Students (LMC & Core)
  • Doulas
  • Obstetricians/GPs/Nurses
  • Well Child Nurses and Health Care Workers

Previously Midwifery Council Approved Continuing Education & Professional Activities Hours. Sadly, as of 31st December 2023, there is no longer a requirement for any provider of educational hours for midwives to be accredited. See here for more information 

Three workshops are available covering a range of topics from breast growth and anatomy for milk production to discussing factors that may impact the success of breastfeeding. There is a focus on improving skills used in practice; important conversations, identifying challenges, latching and positioning, and implementing plans to support breastfeeding journeys. They can be completed in any order.

Book now for up to 6 hours of breastfeeding-related education provided by a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Available New Zealand-wide via Zoom, and in Canterbury as a part of your practice meetings. I offer plenty of flexibility so don’t worry if life or work disrupts your plans to join us on the day. 

Zoom Workshops

Two hours of education covering:

  • Breast Anatomy and Function: breast development & anatomical structures
  • Establishing Milk Production: Lactogenesis & the impact of the perinatal period
  • The Mechanics of Feeding: Infant oral anatomy, reflexes & positioning
  • Effective Breastfeeding: Input versus output, infant behaviours & the impact of the perinatal period

Zoom Workshops

  • UB5 Tuesday 5th March 1830-2100
  • UB6 Saturday 8th June 1000-1230
  • UB7 Thursday 10th October 1830-2100

Two hours of education covering:

  • Breastfeeding Conversations: perinatal influences, checklists, and planning for success 
  • The Unenthused Feeder: infant wellness, expectations vs ability, feeding plans and milk production
  • Breast Inflammation: prevention and treatment of engorgement, blocked ducts, mastitis & blebs

Zoom Workshops

  • SB5 Tuesday 12th March 1830-2100
  • SB6 Saturday 15th June 1000-1230
  • SB7 Thursday 17th October 1830-2100

Two hours of education covering:

  • Correct use of Breastfeeding Tools: rationale and use of props for breastfeeding
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: manifestation and symptoms, menstruation and its impact on lactation, monitoring milk production & supporting the dyad postnatally
  • Maternal Diet and Breastfeeding: digestion and milk synthesis, intolerances versus allergies, influences on diet & supporting breastfeeding dyads with restricted diets

Zoom Workshops 

  • IB5 Tuesday 19th March 1830-2100
  • IB6 Saturday 22nd June 1000-1230
  • IB7 Thursday 24th October 1830-2100

Cost

$25 per workshop per person

Additional information

Attendance certificates are provided alongside the Powerpoint presentation for your reference.

Booking information and a Zoom link will be sent automatically from birthandmore.nz@gmail.com. Please check you spam.

Group or Practice Workshops

By Zoom or in-person. Flexible content based on the Zoom Workshops already available and/or custom-made content to meet your needs.

First-year graduate midwives: Consolidation of theory and third/fourth-year learning with additional tools and clinical skills for community practice

Student midwives: Preparation for second/third/fourth-year placements and assessments.

Non-midwifery-based workers: Flexible content options are available to meet your needs. Please phone/text anytime to discuss.

Midwifery Council hours for recertification are available by Zoom or in-person. Flexible content based on the Zoom Workshops already available and/or custom-made content to meet your needs.

First-year graduate midwives: Consolidation of theory and third/fourth-year learning with additional tools and clinical skills for community practice

Times and venues to suit.

Prices for 2024

  • Zoom: Free discovery session – 30mins with you and your colleagues to discuss options and content to fit your education needs
  • Zoom: $250 per custom-made Workshop of 2.5 hours
  • In-person groups: $160 per hour 
  • Price negotiable after 2 hours and for larger groups   
  • Mileage/venue costs may apply for in-person Workshops
  • Invoices provided

Additional information

If wishing to book a Group or Practice Workshop, please have a single contact person make the booking, and instructions will be provided to complete the process. Alternatively, please phone/text anytime to discuss.

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