Hello, ALCI Ireland | Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland has detected that you are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. If possible we strongly urge you to update your browser or switch over to Chrome or Firefox so you can enjoy the full user experience of our website and avail of all the features!
Close This Message'

ALCI All Ireland Breastfeeding Spring Study Day 2021

The Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland (ALCI) will be hosting its annual breastfeeding Study Day online this year, to enable members to update their knowledge and skills while staying apart to stay safe. (ALCI Spring Study Day 2021 Timetable.) The Study Day will be live on Saturday 13th March and is for ALCI members only. There is a fantastic line up of speakers including keynote speaker Kathleen Kendall-Tackett IBCLC.


Kathleen Kendall-Tackett IBCLC is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women’s health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: ​​Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and a member of the APA’s Publications and Communications Board. Dr. Kendall-Tackett specialises in women’s-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology, and has won many awards for her work including the 2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has authored more than 460 articles or chapters and is author or editor of 38 books. Her most recent books include Depression in New Mothers, 3rd Edition (2017), Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan (2017).


Other speakers include Nicola O’Byrne IBCLC who will present the topic of Moving On From Tongue Tie Focused Lactation. During this interactive presentation the participants will learn about the history of tongue tie division from an Irish perspective. Nicola will discuss her learning path and how current research has changed practice.


Other speakers include Liz Greene IBCLC who will speak about Breastfeeding The Late Pre-Term Infant; as well as Liz O’Sullivan PhD and Aileen Kennedy BA who will address The Irish Experience Of Infant And Young Child Feeding During COVID-19.


During the live online study day, 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 day with a difference, and encourage as many members as possible to join. Following each webinar there will be a live interactive session to generate discussion and promote interaction. The study day will be recorded and made available for a further three days, for ALCI members to review.


At a time like no other, ALCI are proud be offering online education to members, while staying apart to stay safe. The Study Day costs € 50 and is for ALCI members only. New memberships are welcome, € 60 for non IBCLCs and € 50 for IBCLCs with membership lasting until January 31st 2022. Email info@alcireland.ie with any queries.


ALCI Spring Study Day 2021 Timetable

Further Reading


Presenting at the ILCA 2023 In-person Conference in Las Vegas:  A Personal Account


ILCA 2023 Conference Presentation: Building Policy Coalitions


WHO/Unicef Congress