Resources for Health Professionals

  • July 25, 2016

Breastfeeding resources for health professionals

 

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Health Professionals
The ABA has great breastfeeding resources for health professionals because we know great things happen when professionals and ABA peer counsellors work together.

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The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is dedicated to supporting you in your role as a health professional, including through our experienced Breastfeeding Information & Research and Training teams.

Professional membership
Breastfeeding Review journal
Essence magazine

Become a professional member of ABA and join the hundreds of health professionals who receive the latest in information, research and professional development through ABA each year. As a professional member you can enhance your skills, update your knowledge and provide the best service to your clients.

Further information:

Visit the Health Professional section of the Australian Breastfeeding Association website here:

https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/health-professionals

Breastfeeding and Lactation Organisations

LCANZ (Australian Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand)
http://www.lcanz.org

CLC -VIC (College of Lactation Consultants Victoria Australia)
http://www.lactation.org.au

ILCA (International Lactation Consultant Association)
http://www.ilca.org

Australian Breastfeeding Association
www.breastfeeding.asn.au

La Leche League International
http://www.llli.org

Tasmanian Breastfeeding Coalition
http://www.breastfeedingtas.org

Breastfeeding Position Papers & Research

AAIMHI (Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Inc.) Position Paper on Responding to Babies’ Cues

http://www.aaimhi.org/inewsfiles/Position%20Paper%202.pdf

AAIMHI (Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Inc.) Position Paper on Controlled Crying

http://www.aaimhi.org/inewsfiles/controlled_crying.pdf

AMA (Australian Medical Association). Position Statement: Breastfeeding

http://www.ama.com.au/node/4355

BFHI (Baby Friendly Health Initiative)

http://www.bfhi.org.au

Dr Peter E. Hartmann PhD. Volume and Frequency of Breastfeedings and Fat Content of Breast Milk Throughout the Day Research study

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/117/3/e387

RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners).

Position Statement on Breastfeeding.

http://www.racgp.org.au/policy/Breastfeeding_Position_Statement.pdf

Maternity & Breastfeeding Hospital Guidelines

King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (Western Australia). Obstetrics and Midwifery Care Clinical Guidelines

http://kemh.health.wa.gov.au/development/manuals/O&G_guidelines/sectionb/index.htm

RACP (Royal Australian College of Physicians). Paediatrics and Child Health (go to “Policies – Breastfeeding”)

http://www.racp.edu.au/index.cfm?objectid=D7FAA93E-E091-4209-15657544BA419672

Royal Women’s Hospital (Victoria). Maternity Clinical Practice Guidelines (Breastfeeding at bottom of page)

http://www.thewomens.org.au/MaternityClinicalPracticeGuidelines

Government Breastfeeding Links

NSW Food Authority (New South Wales Government). Fish and mercury facts – A healthy fish message for pregnancy and breastfeeding

http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consumers/life-events-and-food/pregnancy/fish-and-mercury-faqs

NSW Health. Breastfeeding in NSW: Promotion, Protection and Support – Link to Policy Directive

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/policies/pd/2011/PD2011_042.html

NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council – Australian Government). Dietary Guidelines for all Australians (including Infant Feeding Guidelines)

http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/dietsyn.htm

NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council – Australian Government). Iodine Supplementation for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/new45_syn.htm

Parliament of Australia – House of Representatives. House Standing Committee on Health and Ageing – Inquiry into Breastfeeding

http://www.aph.gov.au/House/committee/haa/breastfeeding

Queensland Government. Breastfeeding

http://access.health.qld.gov.au/hid/ChildHealth/DietandEating/breastfeeding_ap.asp

Queensland Government. Growing Strong: Feeding You and Your Baby

http://www.health.qld.gov.au/ph/documents/hpu/growing_strong.asp

Queensland Government. 12+ months on the breast

http://www.health.qld.gov.au/breastfeeding/bf_duration.asp

Queensland Government. Work and Breastfeeding

http://www.health.qld.gov.au/breastfeeding/default.asp

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