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Irena Zakanjia, MD, FRACGP, IBCLC

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  • Country: croatia

With an undergraduate degree from the University of Rijeka School of Medicine, Croatia, and a diploma in obstectics and gynaecology from Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne, Irena undertook her internship and residency at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. There she worked as a general practitioner, antenatal shared-care practitioner and lactation consultant, during which time she served as the GP representative on the Victorian Board of the Australian Lactation Consultants Association. Currently she teaches at the University of Split School of Medicine, where she also gained her doctoral degree, while conducting antenatal breastfeeding classes and private practice lactation consultations. Dr. Zakarija-Grković is a founding member of the Croatian National Breastfeeding Committee, a BFHI educator, co-founder and president of the Croatian Association of Lactation Consultants and a breastfeeding course provider. Serving as a past IBLCE coordinator for Croatia, she is now an active member of ILCA and ABM. She is a proud mother of 3. 

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