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Great result for Infant Feeding Guidelines consensus

Published:  Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – 10:00am A resounding agreement was reached on three updates to Australian infant feeding advice by all participants, including key industry bodies at a recent Summit. The Centre for Food & Allergy Research (CFAR) Australian Infant Feeding Guidelines Summit was hosted by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) on Friday 13th May […]

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LCANZ Member Spotlight: Anita Bearzatto

My name is Anita Bearzatto. I am a General Practitioner and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant from Melbourne. I work in private practice and do some sessions at the The Royal Women’s Hospital. I see families with complicated breastfeeding problems and I continue to see general practice patients with a focus on maternal and child […]

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LCANZ Member Spotlight: Kristy Newnham

I don’t remember a time when it was a conscious decision to become a Nurse, it was more something that I always knew I’d become. I was always baby crazy as a child. I was that kid at a BBQ begging for a cuddle, or helping out with the toddlers. When I was 12 my […]

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MEDICARE REBATE APPLICATION

Dear Members, It is with great disappointment, but not discouragement, that we write to inform you that our 2017 efforts to advocate for Medicare Rebates for IBCLCs has been rejected. I am informed by some inaugural and historical members of the Professional and Political Advocacy Committee (PPAC) that the 2017 application progressed further than any […]

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ILCA Board Responds to Events from Toronto AGM

14 December, 2017 I write today on behalf of the ILCA Board of Directors to make members aware of events surrounding the 2017 ILCA Conference “Knowledge, Diversity and Equity: Global Access to Skilled Lactation Care” in Toronto, Canada in July. While many aspects of the conference are remembered fondly, the purpose of this letter is […]

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LCANZ Member Spotlight: Ruth O’Donovan

Ruth O’Donovan trained as a nurse and midwife in Dublin, Ireland before moving with her family to her husband’s home town of Christchurch in 2007. It was after the birth of her third baby in 2008 that she decided to follow her interest in breastfeeding and became an IBCLC in 2010. She worked at Christchurch […]

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