Breastfeeding for General Practitioners

A half-day workshop on supporting breastfeeding mothers and babies

The aim of this workshop is to provide information to help with common issues that breastfeeding mothers bring to GPs, including recognising what’s normal, and where to signpost for further help.

Learning outcomes:
People attending this workshop will:

  • Have the opportunity to reflect on their own experiences and feelings about breastfeeding;
  • Refresh basic information about how breastfeeding normally works;
  • Consider the context of 21st Century Breastfeeding and why this is so hard;
  • Review issues commonly brought to GPs; solutions and signposting; and medication.

Karen Hall is an NCT tutor, and part of the team delivering the Breastfeeding Knowledge module on the Birth & Beyond degree course. She has worked as an NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor for ten years, regularly delivers CPD on infant feeding to colleagues and other health workers, and has trained five cohorts of breastfeeding peer supporters for her local community. She recently hosted the Northern Ireland Positive Birth Conference, and produces a monthly podcast about pregnancy, birth and early parenting, called Sprogcast.

This three hour workshop with references and follow-up information costs £200.