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Pamela Morrison

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2013, Managing Challenges at the Breast Lecture Pack 2017
  • Country: GB
Biography:

Pamela has been speaking and writing on behalf of breastfeeding in the context of HIV since 1995.  Having certified in 1990 as the first IBCLC in Zimbabwe, a country with extremely high HIV-prevalence, she worked in private practice and served as a member of the Zimbabwe National Multi-sectoral Breastfeeding Committee, as a BFHI trainer and assessor, and assisted with development of national Code legislation and HIV and breastfeeding policy.  She emigrated to Australia in 2003 and subsequently to England in 2005.   She served as Co-Coordinator of the WABA Task Forces on Human Rights from 2001 to 2002 and on Breastfeeding and HIV from 2005 to 2009.  She recently completed writing the WABA 2012 publication, International Policy on HIV and Breastfeeding: a Comprehensive Resource

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Back to the Future on HIV and Breastfeeding: The findings that transformed policy
- Before the discovery that HIV could be transmitted through mothers’ milk, breastfeeding’s role in protecting against death and disease had enjoyed an era of unprecedented global promotion. But from 1985 onwards, the possibility of transmission of a lethal virus through mothers’ milk led to profound changes in infant feeding advice. Banned outright in Europe and America, replaced by formula-feeding only to be later re-endorsed in resource-poor settings, and now enjoying a relaxation of previous prohibitions in industrialized countries, breastfeeding in the context of HIV has come full circle. Is it any wonder that health-workers are confused? This session tracks which research influenced HIV and infant feeding policy, and when. It describes a journey spanning promotion of maternal infant feeding choice in the face of an uncertain outcome to a clear recommendation based on up-to-date evidence about child-survival. Twenty-five years later breastfeeding enjoys a renewed endorsement regardless of a mother’s HIV-status. Please note this is NOT a live presentation and is a bonus recording from GOLD Lactation Online Conference 2013. You may have already viewed this presentation, but an additional educational hour can be claimed.
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Presentations: 19  |  Hours / CE Credits: 15  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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Managing Low Weight Gain in the Exclusively Breastfed Baby
In biological terms, successful breastfeeding demands that the baby survives and thrives on his mother’s milk. “Not-enough-milk” (either real or perceived) has long been recognized as the most common reason why mothers abandon breastfeeding. Ways to identify for the mother whether a baby is “getting enough” are discussed. The causes of inadequate breastmilk intake include physiological/anatomical conditions in mother/baby, poor lactation management or other more obscure causes. While planning interventions to enhance breastmilk production and improve infant intake, it is important to protect the baby’s nutritional status. Simultaneously implementing strategies to increase the mothers’ breastmilk supply while caring for a high-need baby can be immensely challenging. Each client will need constant support, reassurance and re-evaluation. Turning such a difficulty around, with the goal of eventually returning to exclusive breastfeeding, can be one of the most fulfilling and rewarding situations that an IBCLC can work with.
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation