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Celebrating National Breastfeeding Week: Innovations for Successful Breastfeeding

Hosted by the School of Nursing & Midwifery in conjunction with the Faculty of Health Sciences Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Group

Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 October 2022

Please click here to download a PDF of the programme (updated 8 Sept 2022)

Day 1: Tuesday 4 October

08.15 Registration opens for participants
08.50 Participants to be seated in lecture theatre
08.55-09.00

Welcome address
Ashamole Clive: Clinical Midwife Tutor, TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery

09.00-09.10

Opening address
Prof Fintan Sheerin: Head of School, TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery

09.10-09.20 Official opening of the conference
Mrs Sabina Higgins
09.30-11.00

Keynote presentation: Simplifying breastfeeding: the first 36 hours
Nancy Mohrbacher: Fellow of International Lactation Consultant’s Association

• Simple adjustments in position that make early nursing easier for both parents and staff;
• How separation and skin-to-skin contact affect newborn stability;
• How to discuss newborn feeding frequency with families;
• How your birthing facility can most effectively support breastfeeding in both word and deed
• Learn how to make early breastfeeding easier, which post-birth practices promote and undermine newborn health, what biology tells us about normal feeding patterns, and specific strategies that lead to better breastfeeding outcomes.

11.00-11.30 Refreshment break and poster presentations: light refreshments will be provided for attendees
11.30-13.00

Workshop: New evidence-based approach to early positioning
Nancy Mohrbacher: Fellow of International Lactation Consultant’s Association

Build your confidence in using a new approach to early positioning that research found reduces nipple and breast problems by half. Learn with us before trying it with your patients.

13.00-14.30 Lunch
Attendees are welcome to explore the local dining options including those on Trinity campus
14.30-16.00

Panel discussion: Barriers and solutions to breastfeeding -a multi-faceted approach

Panel members:
Dr Anne Doolan: Paediatrician
Jan Cromie: Peer Support, La Leche League of Ireland
Laura McHugh: HSE National Breastfeeding Co-ordinator
Nancy Mohrbacher: Fellow of International Lactation Consultant’s Association

Chairperson Prof Vivienne Brady: Director of Midwifery, TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery

This session will include audience Q&A

16.00 Close of Day 1

 

Day 2: Wednesday 5 October

08.15 Registration opens for participants
09.00-10.30

Keynote presentation: The natural laws of breastfeeding
Nancy Mohrbacher: Fellow of International Lactation Consultant’s Association

10.30-10.45 Comfort break
10.45-12.15

Workshop: New evidence-based approach to early positioning
Nancy Mohrbacher: Fellow of International Lactation Consultant’s Association

Build your confidence in using a new approach to early positioning that research found reduces nipple and breast problems by half. Learn with us before trying it with your patients.

12.15-13.30 Lunch
Attendees are welcome to explore the local dining options including those on Trinity campus
13.30-14.45

Panel discussion: Visions for the future of midwifery education and research in relation to breastfeeding

Panel members:
Prof Kathryn Muldoon: Assistant Professor, TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery
Prof Louise Gallagher: Assistant Professor, TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery
Nancy Mohrbacher: Fellow of International Lactation Consultant’s Association

Chairperson Prof Margaret Dunlea: Assistant Professor,TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery

This session will include audience Q&A

14.45-15.00 Refreshment break and poster presentations: light refreshments will be provided for attendees
15.00-16.30

Keynote presentation: What's new in lactation?
Nancy Mohrbacher: Fellow of International Lactation Consultant’s Association

For lactation specialists, this talk focuses on:
• How viewing gender on a spectrum rather than as a binary concept improves communication and lactation outcomes when helping nursing LGBTQ families;
• The results of selected studies on a variety of topics that have the potential to improve lactation practice;
• How practicing hand expression during the last month of a low-risk pregnancy can improve early lactation outcomes.

Of the thousands of lactation studies published during the last decade, some have the potential to make us more effective as we help breastfeeding families. This talk provides an overview of the cutting-edge knowledge and skills supported by recent evidence. It includes new science on the impact of early formula use on allergy, the dynamics of mammary dysbiosis, the effects of parental obesity on lactation, new approaches to preventing jaundice and excess weight loss after birth, novel treatments for mastitis and hypoglycaemia, LGBTQ breastfeeding and language, new ways of understanding and explaining early positioning and milk production, picture-based tongue-tie assessment tools, nursing the early term baby, and more.

16.30 Presentation of poster prizes and close of conference
Ashamole Clive: Clinical Midwife Tutor, TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery

Please click here to download a PDF of the programme (updated 8 Sept 2022)