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Ireland

Geraldine Cahill, IBCLC, BA, Dip. Training

  • Speaker Type: Childbirth Education
  • Country: Ireland
Biography:

Geraldine Cahill has been a passionate breastfeeding advocate since 1993 when she qualified as a Cuidiú Breastfeeding Counsellor. She went on to become an antenatal teacher in 1998 and became passionate about interactive adult education as a way of empowering parents to gain knowledge about birth and breastfeeding. Geraldine then gained her IBCLC credential and Degrees in Community Development and Adult Education and a Dip. in Training for Trainers. Geraldine now integrates teaching with her lactation consultancy practice. She works with a team of tutors for a parent to parent support oganisation in Ireland. She speaks at breastfeeding and birth events locally on a regular basis and has also spoken at a number of online conferences and at International conferences and workshops. Geraldine also sits on the Board of Directors of ILCA, was awarded the ILCA/WABA fellowship in 2014 and sits on various Irish Breastfeeding committees.

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Breastfeeding - what we need to know as Birth Workers
Birth workers are usually the first contact with parents and are therefore the people who are best placed to influence them in their choice of infant feeding method. Adults only retain information on a ‘need to know’ basis, so meeting the needs of individuals in your interactions is important. Whether you provide a formal breastfeeding class or just have 5 mins to chat during a prenatal visit, what is the best way for you to provide evidence, which information is important. How can you help parents to make an informed decision about feeding. Adult education theory, learning styles, aims and learning outcomes for your interactions, as well as breastfeeding information will be presented and ideas for how you can make your clients learning fun and interactive.
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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