The Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland is delighted to announce that its’ Annual All Ireland Spring Study Day will take place this year on Saturday 23rd March at the Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1. Booking is available here and the timetable is here.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Amy Brown who is an Associate professor in Child Public Health in the Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences at Swansea University, UK. Her research explores the psychology of maternal and infant health and wellbeing, particularly during the first 1001 days of pregnancy and the first two years of life. She has a particular expertise in infant nutrition, but her research also explores the wider yet inter related issues of normal baby behaviour, sleep, parenting and postnatal depression. As part of her role, Dr Brown leads the MSc in Child Public Health – an interdisciplinary programme which explores the evidence base behind child public health policy in the UK and internationally.
The Spring Study day will begin with Amy delivering a talk on breastfeeding and mental health. Deirdre Madden will discuss anxiety and the new mother, and after this Carol Smyth IBCLC will look at the ‘quick fix’ generation and how it pertains to breastfeeding issues. Carol is an IBCLC in private practice as well as a La Leche league Leader. The annual ALCI AGM will take place in the middle of the day, followed by workshops. Finally, Amy will deliver a talk on introducing solids.
The event is for ALCI members only, and all are welcome to join or renew, and register for the event online. Handouts, lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee of €35. IBLCE CERPs and NMBI CMUs have been applied for. Staff or students of the Rotunda Hospital are also welcome to attend, please email email@example.com for information.