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Study Day London 11 November

study day put together in haste by a variety of individuals from several organisations to allow others to hear Kathleen Kendall Tackett other than at BFI
Save the Date- 11th November
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Study day on postnatal depression and how the infant feeding relationship can impact on maternal mental health, with expert speakers:
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett PhD IBCLC FAPA: a leading authority on maternal depression and the relationship between breastfeeding and depression.
Wendy Jones PhD MRPharmS: Specialist Pharmacist with expertise in the safety of Drugs in Breastmilk and head of the Breastfeeding Network’s Drugs in Breastmilk Helpline.
The day includes lunch and a chance to network with colleagues. The event is supported by:
-The GP Infant Feeding Network (GPIFN) a growing community of primary care professionals with an interest in improving GP education on infant feeding and breastfeeding.
-Lactation Consultants of Great Britain (LCGB) the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) in the UK
— The Breastfeeding Network Drugs in Breastmilk Helpline, a service run by the charity The Breastfeeding Network, which offers support and information to families and healthcare professionals on the safety of drugs in breastmilk.
The study day is suitable for GPs and GP Specialist Trainees, Health Visitors, Midwives, Pharmacists and other Health Care Professionals working with new families, as well as IBCLCs and Breastfeeding Supporters.

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