New Zealand Lactation Consulant Association NZLCA Annual Confence 2011

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CountryNew Zealand

Kia Ora - It is our great pleasure to invite you to the New Zealand Lactation Consultants Association Conference to be held in Christchurch, New Zealand, 26 - 28 August 2011, at the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Our theme, Breastfeeding: Passport to Life - Ko te Kai Ū te Mana Oranga, offers the opportunity to hear, learn and share best practice approaches to human lactation, breastfeeding and infant feeding. It also offers the opportunity to revitalise our thinking on early feeding and its role in shaping the newborn’s passage through life! “The newborn has but three demands: warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breast, and security in the knowledge of her presence - breastfeeding satisfies all three” (Grantly Dick-Read).

It is fitting that Maureen Minchin, renowned author of Breastfeeding Matters, is one of our key note speakers. Maureen’s energy, generosity and expertise were invaluable at NZLCA’s inauguration in 1991 and we are delighted to welcome her back in 2011 for our 20th anniversary. She will update us with challenging topics such as Breastfeeding: Needed for a Normal Life and Allergy and Babies.

Dr Cheryl Scott our second key note speaker has extensive experience as an in-patient lactation consultant. She will present clinical issues such as Effective Methods for Boosting Low Milk Supply and will share clinical criteria for the use of a nipple shield. Cheryl will also provide us with essential tools to care for others and ourselves without succumbing to health care burnout.

Our international speakers will be complemented by an impressive array of national speakers throughout the plenary, concurrent and interactive sessions.

The programme is designed to appeal to a wide audience including neonatal, paediatric, practice and Plunket nurses as well as midwives, general practitioners, paediatricians, dietitians, childbirth educators, breastfeeding advocates and of course, lactation consultants.

We look forward to seeing you in the ‘Garden City’ in 2011.

The Christchurch Conference Committee

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