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Cover image for lecture: Supporting Feeding in Sick Infants

Lecture Overview

Join Heather Harris for an update on how we can facilitate, support and encourage human milk feeds for the sick or high-risk baby. In this presentation, Heather reinforces midwifery and paediatric basics, and additionally, shares a range of new evidence to support your practice and help your patient to thrive.


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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


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paul stevenson
28 Feb 2020

the educator was not a specialist in the field and her presentation skills made that a little obvious. Although the subject matter was interesting it could have been better presented.

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Helen PARK
27 Feb 2020

Great information shared to assist hospital and community facilities to update their practices.

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Levena Leslie West
12 Dec 2019


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Cheryl Cole
21 Nov 2019

great resource