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ALCI 2020 Conference Online

The Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland (ALCI) will be hosting its annual breastfeeding conference online this year, to enable members to update their knowledge and skills while staying apart to stay safe.  The conference will go live on Saturday 26th September and is free to all ALCI members (join here) .  This date as always will coincide with the beginning of National Breastfeeding Week which takes place from 1st to 7th October.  There is a fantastic line up of speakers including Lyndsey Hookway IBCLC and Sleep Consultant.


Lyndsey is a co-founder of the Holistic Sleep Coaching Programme as well as renowned author of the book Holistic Sleep Coaching.  Lyndsey, an international Speaker has worked with infants and children for almost 20 years, and regularly teaches health, lactation and childcare professionals.  Lyndsey is a passionate believer in gentle responsive parenting that never compromises on infant mental health or feeding.  Lyndsey will present a live webinar on helping families with sleep issues while supporting responsive feeding and attachment.


Other speakers include Anne Fallon who will present the topic of Supporting Traveller Women in Ireland to Breastfeed; Denise McGuinness and Marie Conway will provide an update on the findings of The Latch On Study; Carol Smyth will present a case study on the establishment of breastfeeding in a baby with  Congenital Arhinia and Caoimhe Whelan will present on Supplementing at the Breast/Chest exploring the why, when and how.


During the online conference participants will be welcome to submit questions and time will be allocated at the end of each session for answers.  ALCI anticipate a lively interactive conference, with a difference and encourage as many members as possible to join on the day.  Following each webinar there will be a live interactive session to generate discussion and promote interaction and participants are encouraged to settle in with a drink of their choice to enjoy the catch-up.   The conference will be recorded and made available for a further week to ALCI members to review.


Similar to other years, three Annual Scholarships will be awarded; one to a first time IBLCE candidate from a non medical background, one to a first time IBLCE candidate from a medical background and one to a recertifying candidate. Each candidate will receive a €150  book fund and € 250 towards the cost of the exam.


In a year like no other, ALCI are proud be offering online education to members, while staying apart to stay safe.


Email info@alcireland.ie with any queries.

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