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The “‘Titiro mai, Whakaronga mai’ Breastfeeding workshop” has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to  6.67  CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes. 

This event is approved as continuing midwifery education by the Midwifery Council. Approval number: 2017CME010E - 6.5 hours 

6.5 L CERPs  Approval number C21766 


Date - 14th August 2017

Venue - Te Whare Oranga ō Parakai, 2/11 Parakai Ave, entrance via Te, Moau Ave, Parakai 0830, Auckland.
Click here for google map - Te Whare Oranga ō Parakai  
Additional Map with parking info pdf

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Speaker - Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC

Catherine Watson Genna has been an IBCLC in private practice in NYC since 1992. She has a special interest in the anatomical, genetic and neurological influences on infant sucking skills, and writes and speaks on these topics. She serves as associate editor of Clinical Lactation. Catherine’s research includes using ultrasound and cervical auscultation to study sucking and  suck:swallow coordination in infants with ankyloglossia as well as biomechanical aspects of breastfeeding. She is an avid clinical photographer and the author of Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (Jones and Bartlett Publishers,2016, 2013 and 2008) and Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools (Hale Publishing, 2009).



0730 - 0800   Registrations

0800 - 0830   Welcome

0830 - 0930   Facilitating Infant Competence: Hand Use During Latch

Most breastfeeding instruction includes strategies to prevent baby’s hands from ‘getting in the way’ during positioning and latch. Careful observation reveals that infants use their hands in predictable ways that help them find, shape, and move the breast to assist attachment. This presentation focuses on these predictable behaviours and ways to work with them and when necessary modify them to assist breastfeeding dyads.

0930 - 1045   The Non Latching Infant: Strategies for the First 48 Hours

Optimized for medical personnel in the delivery and postpartum unit, this presentation explores newborn neurobehavioral programming for breastfeeding and how it is affected by birth interventions and separation from the mother. The development of hospital feeding practices is briefly traced, and evidence-based strategies to assist non-latching infants and their mothers are detailed and illustrated with clinical photographs.  Supporting milk supply, preventing hypoglycemia and hyperbilirubinemia, and post-discharge planning are included. 

1045 - 1115   Morning tea

1115 - 1245   Reflux, GERD and Breastfeeding

Irritable infants are commonly diagnosed with reflux, but might also be suffering from feeding related difficulties or allergy. This presentation explores the recent research on regurgitation, reflux and GERD in infants and their relationship to feeding problems. Clinical evaluation and management of breastfeeding issues that can contribute to reflux are also covered.

1245 - 1330   Lunch

1330 - 1500   Is it the Tongue or the Breast? Teasing out the etiology of Breastfeeding Problems

Breastfeeding difficulties can be rooted in maternal and/or infant pathology or management. This presentation reviews maternal conditions associated with low milk production and infant structural issues that interfere with breastfeeding initiation, as well as interventions to optimize outcomes for affected dyads.

1500 - 1520   Afternoon tea

1520 - 1635   Good Latch, Bad Latch:  Nuances of Attachment

The understanding of infant sucking has burgeoned in recent years with the continued development of cineradiographic and ultrasound techniques.  A clear understanding of how infants use the tongue during breastfeeding as well as triggers for infant feeding behaviors helps the lactation consultant understand how to optimize attachment for each mother-baby pair. A wide variety of approaches to both mother and infant led attachment are illustrated by video clips from lactation consultations. Extensive clinical photos illustrate the subtle signs of suboptimal vs. optimal attachment. Includes latching to bottle nipples to support breastfeeding skills, optimizing attachment when using at-breast supplementers, and latching to nipple shields in a way that promotes direct breastfeeding in the future

1635 - 1645   Concluding remarks

1645 - Finish




Discounts may be available for students. Please apply.

Dietary Requirements

If you need a special diet, please ensure that you have communicated this on your registration form.

Terms and Conditions

Registrations are not complete until payment is received

If you are unable to attend, please notify HBC ASAP

If you are unable to attend, and notify HBC 30 days prior, you will be refunded $50. No refund is available after that date. 

HBC reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the advertised program (including the speaker), but will endeavour to minimise these. Refunds are not available due to program changes

If HBC needs to cancel the workshop you will be notified by email and your $100 payment refunded. Other costs you may have incurred in order to attend the workshop will not be refunded

By registering you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions. 

Following the workshop you will receive a certificate of attendance

Special HBC Breastfeeding Workshop Deals 

 All Workshop attendees will receive a discount voucher for entry to adjacent Parakai Springs thermal pools 

10% off accommodation at Parakai Springs Lodge, across the road from workshop venue.
Just mention you’re attending the HBC workshop when booking. For evening meal options, visit Helensville (3 minutes by car)


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