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Lecture Overview

As much as most women would exclusively like to breastfeed their infants, for a multitude of reasons, this scenario doesn't always eventuate. But there are alternatives. Join Heather Harris, breastfeeding specialist, to learn about tried and tested methods of feeding at the breast or feeding breastmilk that will arm you with a suite of practical interventions for your practice.


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Heather Harris

Heather Harris first qualified as a midwife in 1970 and has worked in all areas of midwifery practice over the intervening years. She has served on a number of professional committees over the years, including ACMI (Vic) and ALCA (now LCANZ). She was involved in the successful BFHI accreditation for Mitcham Private Hospital, the RWH and Box Hill hospital. She is a breastfeeding specialist who first qualified as an IBCLC in 1991. She has also been involved in the education of health professionals, presenting in all states of Australia, as well as in the US and Hong Kong. Since 2001, Heather has served as a midwife for Doctors Without Borders in the Ivory Coast, South Sudan, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Nepal. She currently has her own private practice in lactation consultancy. See Educator Profile


24 Total Rating(s)
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Sandra Brimelow
28 Jun 2019

A good refresher on alternative methods of feeding.

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Lisa Irvine
25 May 2019

Very interesting and informative

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Penny Stanley
19 May 2019

Great video.

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Jade garside
13 May 2019

Very good

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12 May 2019

Very informative

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Caroline Robins
02 May 2019

Fantastic in service on ways of feeding a baby! Engaging educator!

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Jane Crowther
18 Apr 2019

great presenter

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Sharon Matthews
13 Apr 2019

I found this gave a good overview of feeding options and when they would be utilised.

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Geraldine Butcher
06 Apr 2019

Always interesting lecturers from Heather

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Maura Penn
15 Feb 2019

Fascinating video reviewing alternative feeding methods not commonly practiced but that could be introduced to assist mothers on their breastfeeding journey.