10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management

The Australian Breastfeeding Association offers:

Standalone workshops from the dipoloma course - online in 2021

Manage breastfeeding situations and problems
Saturday 24 April 2021

9 am to 4 pm AEST

Delivered by: online meeting. The workshop will also be recorded and available to view later.
Presented by
: Narelle Dwyer, RN, IBCLC, ABA Counsellor; and
Renee Kam, IBCLC, ABA Scientific Information Officer, ABA Counsellor, Physiotherapist

Learning objectives
: By the end of this training, learners will be able to:
- Prepare to collaborate with clients on breastfeeding management

- Establish client breastfeeding situation
- Review management of breastfeeding situation with client
- Develop effective breastfeeding management plans in collaboration with clients
- Evaluate breastfeeding management plan to ensure ongoing improvement of lactation practice
Professional development points

CERPs - includes 6 L CERPS, Approval No C202038
Australian College of Midwives CPD Recognised Activity - 6 hours
(including GST): Member - $235; Non-member - $265

Registrations are now open. Click on the links below to register.


10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management


10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management timetable

Enrolments for the 2021 intake of the 10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management will open soon. To be placed on an expressions of interest list for the next course intake commencing in June 2021, please email Julie Taylor (julie.taylor@breastfeeding.asn.au). The first workshop wil lbe held on Saturday 19 June 2021. Health professionals may also attend the workshops as stand-alone professional development. The workshops will initially be delivered via an online platform only. Later workshops may have an option to attend face-to-face in Melbourne.

Health professional emodule options are available on the ABA Health Professionals website

Below is the workshop timetable for the 2020 current intake of the 10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management:

 Date   Number of days   Workshop 
 18 July 2020  1  BFMANT501 Take lactation histories and conduct breastfeeding assessments
 15 August 2020  1  BFMENV506 Create environments to protect, promote and support breastfeeding / BFMLEG507 Provide breastfeeding support within a legal and ethical framework
 19 September 2020  1  BFMPRO504 Manage breastfeeding situations and problems
 17 October 2020  1  BFMNUT505 Facilitate infant and maternal nutrition during lactation / BFMSUB512 Evaluate and counsel on the use of breastmilk substitutes
 14 November 2020  1  BFMSLP513 Use infant sleep and settling methods that support the breastfeeding relationship / BFMCSL514 Counsel clients to manage life changes associated with breastfeeding
 13 February 2021  0.5  BFMPHA510 Provide pharmacological information and breastfeeding support to clients
 27 March 2021  0.5  BFMRES508 Use critical appraisal skills to evaluate human lactation research
 15 and 16 May 2021  2  Counselling and communication skills cluster: BFMCOM502 Communicate effectively with clients to support breastfeeding; BFMCSL503 Provide counselling to support breastfeeding; BFMCUL509 Facilitate culturally-appropriate breastfeeding counselling


About the 10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management

Does your professional practice include care for families?

Do you want to upgrade your knowledge and skills to enable you to support breastfeeding mothers and babies more effectively?

The Australian Breastfeeding Association has a long tradition of providing high-quality, evidence-based breastfeeding education for you as a health professional.

Designed with your needs as a health professionals in mind, this course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge to help improve health outcomes for families.

The 10243NAT Diploma of Breastfeeding Management offers a unique opportunity for participants to build their skills and knowledge in the following areas:
- the anatomy and physiology of human lactation
- management of common breastfeeding problems
- providing counselling to support breastfeeding
- infant and maternal nutrition during lactation
- protecting and supporting breastfeeding
- evaluation of human lactation research

We offer a range of flexible study options to support you to meet all of the requirements to successfully complete this course. We do offer distance education options (including online access to some workshops), however, some of the workshops will need to be attended in person.

If you are interested in completing only a small number of units of the Diploma of Breastfeeding Management, enquire with the Training and Education Officer by emailing training@breastfeeding.asn.au or by phoning ABA Head Office on (03) 9690 4620 and asking for the Training and Education Officer.

Download and read the Pre-course Information Booklet. It contains details of:
- Course structure
- Training costs
- Recognition of prior learning opportunity
- Regulatory requirements
- Student responsibilities and obligation


For more information

For further inquiries, please contact training@breastfeeding.asn.au
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